Building a treadle powered lathe

[Chris] found inspiration in an antique flywheel he found. He decided he was going to construct something with it and began rounding up parts. The flywheel, along with some old sewing machine parts becomes a treadle powered lathe.

There’s something so very cathartic about seeing all the wood chiseled and sawed away. That pile of sawdust just means you’re getting things done!

Comments

  1. wretch says:

    I know this’ been posted to HaD before, but every time I see it I still think he’s going to make a giant pepper grinder.

  2. Ren says:

    This project reaches deep into my soul!
    Congratulations to a kindred neander* spirit!

    Excellent video, although the video ended with the “actor” wearing a different Notre Dame T-shirt than when the video started. “Continuity!” as my high school film teacher drilled into us. B^)

    For those interested in learning more about using/building/restoring old hand tools, contact:
    oldtools@ruckus.law.cornell.edu

    It is a text only mail list that generates up to several digests a day.

    *neander: short for Neanderthal, a term of endearment used among *galoots* to describe themselves and their culture, people who work to preserve and promote woodworking without power tools, as opposed to Normites*.
    *galoot: see “neander” (above)
    *Normites: derived from the name of Norm Abram of The New Yankee Workshop, a television show which builds furniture using copious amounts of power tools and modern finishes, used to describe non-neander woodworkers.

  3. coolworlds says:

    Not a Hand made!! (is the new not a Hack)

    Brilliant video though. i really want a lathe i just need to save up for a small one ( -_-)

  4. Thanassis says:

    This video and the process of making the wood lathe reminded me of my beloved father struggling to construct furniture at 50’s and 60’s using only hand tools..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 94,461 other followers