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Woodworkers Guide: Easy to build Continuous Motion Treadle Lathe

Woodworkers Guide: Easy to build Continuous Motion Treadle Lathe
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Build an 1805 Treadle Lathe by Stephen Shepherd Stephen Shepherd is a maker of traditional pattern woodworking tools and a writer on early woodworking technique. His passion for this subject has inspired him to design, build and develop a set of plans for a reproduction 1805 turning lathe, with a small workbench area conveniently built into the lathe bed. While it is easy to dismiss a foot-powered tool as inefficient in the modern age, foot powered lathes give you a wonderful mix of safety, control, and exercise. Turning speeds are lower, but with sharp tools you will turn as fast as with an electric lathe. The speed is infinitely variable and the lathe can even go backwards, which is a help for finishing. Part of the thrill is working on a lathe of your own construction. The Shepherd Treadle Lathe Plans include complete construction plans, a parts list, material requirements and an extensive narrative overview of the project. 8 sheets, 11" by 17" plus 4 pages of instructions. Binding: TPPublisher: Full Chisel Press

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Getting screws to hold in end grain Because wood is relatively weak perpendicular to its grain, screws don't hold that well when screwed into the end grain. This firstly because the thread has a harder time cutting into the grain fro the side, and also because what it does grab shears out more easily, as the shear is cross-grain. Wood screws do, however, hold extremely well in cross grain. The easiest way to do this is to put a hardwood plug into the wood, 5/8" or 3/4" in diameter. The illustration at left shows how far the screw would penetrate, if it was actually in the wood. This approach is much cheaper, and probably stronger, than using some specialized fastener using a machine screw and some sort of specialized nut to insert in a hole. I use this apporach for screwing bed rail clips into the ends of bed rails for my bed frame and my daybed, where good hold is very important. Back to the Shop tricks section

Bob Easton » Blog Archive » Treadle Lathe Preserving history at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival A lathe, my dearest, an ole time treadle lathe. Re-enacting at Fort Osage Missouri We looked at some pictures a while. These top two photos are thanks to Jerry who preserves history by working with the Institute for Historic and Educational Arts in Kansas City. It’s still too cold in the shop for epoxy based boat building, and another 5 inches of “global warming” just fell today, I’ve been considering two other woodworking paths. Beautiful old clocks (or replicas), complete with mechanical movements, are things I have built in the past and have considered for the future. So, let’s pursue the alternative, the lathe. Because I like human powered things, hand-tool woodworking and paddle powered boats, for example. To which design or plan? The attractive feature (to me) is that any of the above designs can be made from readily available “Nbr 2″ construction grade SPF (SprucePineFir) lumber. OK.

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

Lutherie amateur • Afficher le sujet - FAQ "OUTILLAGE et consommables" Certains des sujets cités dans cette section sont des idées de création / modification / détournement d’outillages par vos propres moyens (DIY = Do It Yourself = Faites Le Vous Même). Ils sont cités dans la FAQ dans l’unique but de faciliter vos recherches et en aucun cas il ne s’agit d’une reconnaissance de la valeur de ces outils. Si néanmoins vous décidez de fabriquer de tels outils, ce sera en pleine connaissance de cause, sans aucune garantie, et sous votre entière responsabilité. De même, les outils à bois sont généralement très tranchants et parfois très puissants lorsqu'ils sont électriques, leur usage présente toujours des dangers et est soumis à l'observation de règles de sécurité. Sécurité Les machines à bois, ça coupe, mais pas que le bois... Généralités discussion générale : "quels outils pour se lancer ?" L’outillage Electrique La scie à ruban comment régler une lame de scie à ruban ? La meuleuse Dégrossir un galbe à la meuleuse... Les outils manuels

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