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Woodworkers Guide: Easy to build Continuous Motion Treadle Lathe

Woodworkers Guide: Easy to build Continuous Motion Treadle Lathe

Treadle Lathe Build - WoodChux Continuous Motion Treadle Lathe Construction: The continuous action treadle lathe, also known as a flywheel treadle lathe, below is an old design. Although it may appear crude and dated through the eyes of a 21st century woodworker, the continuous motion treadle lathe was a giant leap forward in its day. My introduction to treadle lathes was accidental and apparently, discovered through my research, happens quit the same way for many traditional turners. When I returned home, I spent a great deal of time researching treadle lathes. My design is a collaboration of many designs and ideas. I built this lathe with one goal. While in the designing phase of this lathe, I had several things in mind. Secondly, the lathe, when collapsed, had to be small enough to fit in my micro-sized car. The last major item of concern for me was chucks. Without any further ado: Parts List: The wood used in this project was scavenged from an old pavilion that I built out of pressure treated 2x4’s and 4x4’s. Wheel

Free Woodworking Plans, Furniture Plans - Over 200 Categories Online | Skill Set: Tuning Planes and Chisels For our Woodworking Skill Set theme, we asked MAKE contributor Len Cullum to contribute some pieces on understanding basic tools and techniques. Here, he explains how to “tune” new woodworking planes and chisels. — Gareth As mentioned in my previous article, Understanding Basic Woodworking Tools, it’s a rare thing to buy a new plane or chisel and find it sharp and ready to use right out of the box. Even the expensive hand-made ones require some final honing before you can use them. These are the basic steps to setting them up. The Plane: I selected a Stanley No. 60 1/2 low angle block plane because its small size and ease of use. Flatten the Sole: The bottom of the plane or sole is what registers the depth of the blade. What you’ll need: 6 to 8 sheets of wet/dry sandpaper in grits from 100 up to 220. Leave the blade in, but back it out until it’s no longer visible from the bottom. After a minute or two, wipe off the sole and inspect the wear. I primarily use man-made water stones. Chisels

How to Build a Garden Arbor: Simple DIY Woodworking Project The obvious way to define your yard is to put up a fence. The cool way is to forget the fence and just build a gateway -- a portal from here to there that implies a change of space without presenting a physical barrier. Materials are readily available -- 4 x 4s for the posts, 2 x 6s for the arches and braces, and 1 x 6 stock ripped to width for the remaining pieces. You can use pressure-treated lumber if you can find straight, dry stock -- warped wood will just leave you frustrated. We chose cedar as a carpenter-friendly alternative. While you're in the planning stage, decide whether you'll plant the posts in the ground, or use post brackets to secure them on concrete blocks, as we did. Model designed in Alibre Design Xpress. Download the full printable plans and a larger version of this animation. Making the Arches The curved top pieces are made of two layers of 2 x 6 segments fastened together with screws and exterior glue. Assembling the Top Side Panel Construction

Homemade Vegetable Oil Lamp Page created: 26 January 2008, updated: 20 February 2009 If you like candles, live without electricity, or like to have some lighting back-up, you might like this simple little DIY project. An oil lamp can have a number of advantages over candles and mineral oil lamps: very cheap to run - can even burn used cooking oilthe fumes are less toxic than those of paraffin candles or mineral oil lampsthe production of renewable vegetable oil is less harmful to the environment than petroleum based products (including paraffin candles)for the extreme survivalist, vegetable oil is easier to store in bulk, or can even be produced on the home farm due to the wider base, more stable than candles, and the flame of any burning wick falling into the oil will be extinguishedodour free when using olive oil Making an oil lamp is very easy, quick and cheap, and gives plenty of opportunity for a creative outlet. You Will Need: Making the Wick Holder The Wick Most plant fibre twine should work. Container Oil Update

Un banc de jardin à faire soi-même ©Antoine Bosse-Platière Que ce soit pour le repos du jardinier ou celui de ses hôtes, pour une sieste digestive ou pour une conversation en tête à tête au milieu de la verdure, le banc de jardin se doit d’être confortable. Nul besoin de connaître les secrets du nombre d’or pour le réussir, mais rien ne vaut un bon modèle. Quel bois choisir ? Evitez le recours aux bois exotiques, bien sûr, malgré l'excellente durabilité de nombre d'entre eux. Une essence locale, comme le mélèze, convient parfaitement, mais dans d'autres régions, vous pouvez choisir du châtaignier ou du douglas. Il faudra cependant rentrer votre banc à l'abri pendant la mauvaise saison. Assemblage des différentes pièces ©Christian Galinet Pour les fixations, vous pouvez faire des avant-trous (foret de 4), mais il est plus simple de rentrer les vis au marteau jusqu'à ce que la pointe traverse la première planche, puis de finir à la visseuse (pour les essences de bois pas trop denses). Votre banc est prêt. Willy van Landeghem