Plans How to Build an Old Wood Treadle Lathe

Plans How to Build an Old Wood Treadle Lathe

Plans How to Build an Old Wood Treadle Lathe

These plans are for making a homemade floor mounted wood lathe.
Self-contained unit has four-speed V-belt drive, rigid iron bed, and a quick-acting tailstock.

With this lathe you can swing a disk 12 in. in diameter on the headstock or turn down a full-length table leg between centers. The headstock spindle is supported on auto connecting rods, bolted to a short length of channel which forms the base and is bolted to the bed.

A hardwood spacer between the rods holds the whole thing rigid. The 1/2-in. spindle runs in Ford spindle-bolt bushings which are pressed into the upper ends of the connecting rods and then reamed to give the spindle a freerunning fit. The spindle also carries two ball thrust bearings, one on each side of a four-step V-pulley.

A 1/4 horsepower electric motor turning around 1750 RPM should be sufficient for the project.

 These plans were scanned from an old magazine and converted to a convenient downloadable digital PDF file format.


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