This Week’s Retro DIY Project – Pedal Driven Lathe

Retrorambling

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Whether you’re planning on going green in your workshop or prefer working with traditional hand tools, here’s some old plans for a pedal driven lathe.

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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2 Responses to This Week’s Retro DIY Project – Pedal Driven Lathe

  1. Jennie here
    Check out Richard Starr’s Treadle Lathe in his book Woodworking With Kids.
    Instead of a large wheel Richard uses bicycle one way gearing to obtain contiuous rotary motion. It is a nifty idea.
    Jennie.

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