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#1 posted 12-08-2018 07:02 PM

Looking at the pictures, my “guess” is that there needs to be a ridged link between the treadle and the outer most gear ( I know – duh!”) that swivels on both ends. This then pulls the gear forward to spin the lathe, and also allows the gear to be pushed back to it s original position to start another pull on the lathe while it spins.
- Oldtool

Yep. That’s exactly how it works. A few days ago I tightened the nut in the center of the gears, and the gear started working as expected. I’ll play with it some more when the weather warms up (0 degrees this morning, and it’s only December).

-- Elroy

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