…and done! Bowl No.9, Padauk, 140mm Ø x 40mm D. #letsmakeabowl #emptybowlshou
Lathe moved to the barn
So here’s where I’m at with the treadle lathe. Sorry for the lack of updates lately, While I may be ok at woodworking, I’m really terrible at keeping my wonderful and adoring fans up to date. (All three of you.)
Anyway, This is the flywheel/headstock assembly for the lathe at ~80% completion. Which means that I’m about 75% done with the whole lathe! At least, I *really* hope so. This has been the most frustrating part so far. I still have to make the spindle assembly and get it in there. After that the ways and tailstock upright and tailstock itself. Oh and I guess a treadle and some rope to make it all work.
The giant dovetail/bow tie lookin thing and another on the bottom (into the endgrain) are whats holding the headstock uprights together and thus holding the flywheel there and eventually the spindle. I made it this way so I could break the lathe down into several sub-assemblies (headstock/flywheel uprights, ways, tailstock upright and tailstock) so I can move it easily when we move or if I have to (god help us all) pack it in storage for a while. The dovetails are simply screwed in so I can take it all apart if I need to (And I most likely will…).
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on view point) we’ll be moving soon-ish and so I need to take a break from the lathe to build a quick and dirty (would I build any other?) Dutch tool chest so I can get all my woodworking tools in one box.
Eventually, I’ll get a big album of build pics up for the lathe. And probably another for the tool chest.
Punky apple. 14.5cm wide and 11.5cm height. #apple #woodturned #woodturning #punky