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Make Your Own Treadle Lathe

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“Make Your Own Treadle Lathe” is a practical, step by step guide to building a foot-powered lathe for light duty wood turning. You can build your own treadle lathe by following the well illustrated steps presented in this compact book.

The book covers:
- Materials & components
- Frame and headstock
- Belt and tensioner
- Tailstock
- Tool rest
- Flywheel
- Using the lat
Kindle Edition, 56 pages
Published January 25th 2014 by ManyTracks
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Joshua Allen
Aug 09, 2014 Joshua Allen rated it really liked it
Some cool ideas and a project that should be mostly doable with hand tools. I know a guy who does metal working, which will help with the key driver component, but otherwise it's mostly wood and hardware store components. Definitely want to do this someday.
Michael Greenawalt
Mar 14, 2015 Michael Greenawalt rated it it was amazing

This book is the perfect guide for the bigger. May you have fun building and using your own treacle lathe.
Feb 13, 2016 Chris rated it really liked it
Loved it

I've been looking to make a treadle lathe for some time and this book has easy to follow instructions. I can't wait to make and use this new piece in my workshop.
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Steve and his wife Sue Robishaw live on their backwoods homestead on 80 remote acres in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. They live in an ‘underground’, sod-roofed home that they built themselves, have a large organic garden that provides much of their food, and power their off-grid homestead with solar power.

Steve became involved in art and woodworking when he was young, and it has permeated his life
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