Ingenious foot-powered lathe

comments (0) January 10th, 2014 in blogs, videos

sscott Stephen Scott, associate editor
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Video Length: 6:04
Produced by: Chop With Chris

Have you ever thought about building your own treadle-powered lathe using an assortment of castoff machine parts, only some of which come from a lathe? Or about using knockdown joinery to construct an extremely sturdy, integral base for it?

Me neither.

But a video blogger with the YouTube handle Chop With Chris did think about it, and - as his video makes clear - he thought very carefully. Click play and you'll see a fast-motion document of his work - an inspiring mix of machine engineering, woodworking skill and old-world technology. The only power tool in use was the camera.

The clip is long on show and short on tell, and that's just fine. The photography is smart and detailed enough to carry the message. Enjoy!


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