Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Foot-Powered Lathe

Youtube user QueticoChris recently acquired an old cast-iron flywheel, and it got him to thinking.

Why not use it as a power-plant for a wood lathe?

You see, Chris is quite passionate about old-style woodworking techniques and uses hand tools whenever possible.

Keeping in this tradition, Chris used the flywheel to build a wood lathe that's powered by a foot treadle.

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