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Touring a Woodturning,Woodburning, and Carving show

07-29-2019 01:14 AM by Gary Lucas | 3 comments »

This video is a slide show of the Eagle Creek Woodturning, Woodburning, and Carving show in Indianapolis in 2019.Just browsing items made by about 15 woodworkers displaying their items. https://youtu.be/C4MAISqTyyA

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A Woodworking Toolrest for my mini metal lathe

07-04-2019 09:46 AM by Garth Kay-Hards | 0 comments »

I was wanting to put this under projects but I see that only wooden items can go in there. So I’ll put it under Blogs. I decided towards the end of last year (2018) that, as I hardly ever used my Record Power lathe, I would sell it and with the money I got, buy a cheap 7×14” Chinese mini metal lathe. I have always wanted a metal lathe and have always regretted not getting one years ago. Anyway, to cut a long story short I bought one after looking at reviews for months. ...

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Treadle Lathe #14: Tool Rest and Finale!

02-22-2019 12:00 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

The project is finally done! I have been working on this project since late August. The final part of the project was to build the tool rest. It consists of a base plate with a sliding through mortise. The upright is mortise and tenoned into the baseplate and the steel prefabricated rest mounts within a 1 Inch hole on top. The steel rest is adjustable with a finger screw. The tool rest mounts to the frame and is adjustable front to back, side to side, up and down and can twist. The tool rest ...

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Treadle Lathe #13: Tailstock

02-13-2019 12:53 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

The tailstock is pretty simple. It is made from 3 inches thick of laminated oak. It is attached to the frame by a wedged tenon and slides along the uprights to adjust to the length of the turning project. The wedge is made of laminated cherry. The live center rests in a #2MT. I used calipers to get the dimensions of the MT and used my brace and bit and carving chisels to create the pocket for the MT to rest. I mounted up a 4×4 scrap piece of cedar at the end of the video and it was reall...

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Treadle Lathe #12: Headstock

02-09-2019 03:16 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

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 He...

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Treadle Lathe #11: The Frame and Flywheel are complete and installed

02-01-2019 12:23 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Over the past week, I took apart the frame and did final shaping. I tapered the legs some to give the base a more bulky appearance. This also shifts some of the weight to the base. I added the bearings to leg #1 and #2. I draw bored each leg to its corresponding base. Each leg was labeled using traditional timber frame Roman numeral numbering. The Flywheel was grooved using a series of carving chisels. I created the mortises for each wedged through tenon and the frame was com...

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Treadle Lathe #9: Flywheel finally done!

01-02-2019 02:28 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

It took some sweat equity but the flywheel is finally done. I ordered a few extra bow saw blades this time in case of another blade failure. Now that the flywheel is mounted in the lathe frame, it is really starting to take some shape. Once I get the bearing installed in the frame, I believe the flywheel will spin almost as good as my kids fidget spinners! Thanks for watching and following my build! View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #8: Treadle Wheel build | Failure!

12-01-2018 02:40 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

Continuing on with the “hand tool only” lathe build. I begin construction of the treadle wheel. I dimensioned some rough sawn oak boards then created tongue and groove joints along the edges before glue up. After glue-up, I began to cut out the circular radius of the wheel. Unfortunately, I have my first set back. I over tightened my bow saw and broke the blade. Thanks for following my project. View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #7: After months of work.....

11-20-2018 01:14 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After months of work, I finally assembled the frame for the first time. First, I cleaned out the last mortise in the upright base and it fit snuggly on the first try. I then moved onto assembling the base. Everything lined up as I planned and I achieved a tight fit. Now that each of the joints are complete in the frame, I can move my attention to the mechanical parts of the lathe. View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #6: Steady progress | Frame assembly soon

11-15-2018 08:16 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

Since my last post, I cut the mortises on the uprights (three legs) and began hogging out the mortises in the three mating feet. The tenons are quite large and the mortises are taking around 15 drill holes using my brace and bit. The vintage Stanley brace and Irwin company auger bits I’m using are a real pleasure though. Each tenon is 3 inches long and I’m drilling the mortise to 3 1/4” depth. Once the three mortises are complete, I can fit the frame togethe...

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