25 Jun. 1983|
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With the exception of turned wooden pulleys and the form to cast a flywheel, you can build this efficent treadle lathe with a few hand tools.
Spindle height is such to enable one to pedal the lathe from either a standing or sitting position. Contact us with errors, copyright information, problems or suggestions to our plans or DIY info.
Have a look at another treadle operated lathe, this one a sophisticated metalworking screw cutting lathe. I have been going back and forth as to whether or not to use an electric motor for this lathe. I have a motor from a vacuum that I am going to try to convert into a lathe using a dimmer switch as the speed control and a belt (fan belt) housed in box (for safety).
Approximately 100 downward strokes of the treadle per minute will give a spindle speed recommended for turning.