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How to Build a Wood Turning Lathe, Workshop Tool Plans, IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD


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How to Build a Wood Turning Lathe

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Wood Turning Lathe Plans for download

You need not go without a lathe as you can make this sturdy one of wood. Swings 12 in. over bed and 30 in.
between centers. A heavy, balanced countershaft provides uniform spindle speed with moderate pedaling.

With the exception of turned wooden pulleys and the form to cast a flywheel, you can build this efficient treadle lathe with a few hand tools. Distance between centers can be increased to accommodate turnings more than 30 in. long, but in doing so, the treadle, which must be correspondingly lengthened, is apt to twist when pedaling is done at the tailstock end.  Spindle height is such to enable one to pedal the lathe from either a standing or sitting position.  Approximately 100 downward strokes of the treadle per minute will give the spindle speed recommended for turning. 

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