Turning Archive 2006

treadle lathe *PIC*

john lucas
>Here is the treadle lathe. Done except for rigging a belt and possibly some sort of guide to keep the treadle from moving in and out. It feels better when it's moving up and down but kind of hard to do on your own.

Hope it works. I used bearings in all the drive train so everything moves pretty smoothly. Still I was purely guessing on the size of the wheel, the length of the drive arm, and the size of the small pulley.

I've only got 2 more evenings to make it work so hopefully nothing will go wrong and I can find some material to make a belt. There aren't any leather shops around but I'm going to search some of the places that sell gear to horses tomorrow and maybe I can find some leather.

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