Treadle Lathe with Timber Frame Joinery

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Project by LastingBuild posted 03-05-2019 09:52 PM 4001 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Treadle Lathe is finally complete! It is constructed of laminated oak and the wedges and rim of flywheel are constructed of cherry. Many of you followed the progress in my blog but if you would like to see a short compilation video of the build, click the link below. Thanks. Jim

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-- LastingBuild

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Terry O

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#1 posted 03-05-2019 10:37 PM

I admire the build – but I’ll keep my electric one.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#2 posted 03-06-2019 01:12 AM

Great job! This will be around long after you are gone and most of the Chinese knock offs in our shops today. People make models of ships, planes, etc. Why not make a model that can make something? Keep up the good work.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#3 posted 03-06-2019 01:19 AM

Your lathe looks more solid than a lot of metal ones. It’s also a lot safer too. I’ll be watching for projects made on it.

Well done!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 03-06-2019 07:04 AM

Man!...I like to see that kind of ’’maschinery’’. Magnificant job. I can’t imagine pleasure using it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-06-2019 11:59 AM

Looks great. Pass on the tradition.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 03-06-2019 12:45 PM

awesome work!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#7 posted 03-07-2019 02:43 AM

Awesome! Much more involved than my roy Underhill spring pole lathe. Looks a lot more efficient to use too.

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#8 posted 03-07-2019 03:25 AM

That is epic.

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#9 posted 03-13-2019 04:35 AM

I agree that I would rather spend that much time and effort on a model of a tool that can be used rather than something that ends up lying around aimlessly. Great work for sure especially with the cherry wedges and rim! So neat!

-- DavidHamilton :

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#10 posted 07-27-2019 03:46 AM

I know I am a little bit late, I just wanted to say nice job! I actually watched all your videos and really enjoyed seeing your lathe come to life.

I found this because I am intending to build one myself before too long :)

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