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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

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

Miniature wooden watches by Valery Danevich | ESSENCE OF WOODWORK Miniature wooden watches by Valery Danevich Posted By admin on April 20, 2011 Miniature watch-pendant by Valery Danevich These pocket watches are made by Valery Danevich ( Валерий Даневич ) from Kiev, Ukraine. The only non-wood detail in these watches is the spring and they are fully working. Valeri Danevitsch was born on 13th October 1968 in Kiev, Ukraine. Driven by the question of what one could produce from wood, he started experimenting with wooden movements for clocks in 2005. After several trials and errors the first pocket-sized watch was made in 2008. Valery Danevich has said about his work:“ For what I’m doing them, probably for the best! More of his work can be seen here: The content mostly come from here:

Free Woodworking Plans, Furniture Plans - Over 200 Categories 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.

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