Treadle Lathe #12: Headstock

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Blog entry by LastingBuild posted 02-09-2019 03:16 PM 1188 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: The Frame and Flywheel are complete and installed Part 12 of Treadle Lathe series Part 13: Tailstock »

The headstock went through several design changes prior to the build.

I originally planned to mount the spindle drive wheel (3’ pulley) between the first two posts. I realized the stock was not going to be long enough for the spindle height I wanted.

I settled on laminating 6×6 oak stock. The headstock is hollow from front to back with the spindle drive wheel mounted between on a 3/8” rod. The rod is fixed into the headstock with bearings and stop collars.

The Headstock was mounted into the frame using a tenon and draw bore technique.

The tensioner is a sliding mechanism within rabbets on the headstock with a 3” pulley mounted to a 1/2” rod and bearings and stop collars to prevent slippage.

The belt is a treadle sewing machine belt that I sewn together using wax leather thread.

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Next up is the tailstock and tool holder.

Thanks for following the project!

-- LastingBuild

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#1 posted 02-10-2019 02:18 PM

Good job. I think that will last for a long time.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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