Re: New treadle lathe!!
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, nelsonhaynes@... wrote:
>I have his book, which includes a design for a treadle lathe.
> It is a nice looking lath. Remember, a spring pole lath can be made by
> most anyone. The only parts that need to be purchased are the centers. They
> cost about five dollars each. You could also make them, but we are wood
> workers. Watch out for the blacksmiths guild.
> Roy Underhill has written about this in his books and discussed them on
> TV. By googling spring pole lathes and Roy Underhill, you can find plenty of
> photos and instructions on the subject.
> Master Nigel
I also have Robin Wood's book (and other things he has published). I would have to say that Robin is a much more credible source when it comes to "period" wood-turning.
I also have about three other designs people have published for both spring-pole and treadle lathes
The problem is, there are things a spring-pole lathe can't do, things that require a continuous rotation. If you want to do those things, you need a continuous rotation lathe, which means either a great-wheel lathe, or a treadle lathe. Since I don't have someone to turn the crank for me.....
Of course there are things a spring-pole lathe can do that a continuous rotation lathe can't. Like turning vessel with a handle, that is at an angle to the bowl, like a ladle or porridger