Lathe

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/lbz23n0w52?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Turned with Traditional and Modern Carbide Tools The first step to turning a Shaker Peg is to create a story stick so you can quickly layout all the transition points. If possible have 3…

Federal Classic Design with a Contemporary Feel This Sheraton bedside table is my original design, but I borrow elements heavily from the 18th century Sheraton style. The legs especially speak to that period. However in…

  Did You Know the Block Plane is a Turning Tool? First let me say that mastery (even competence) of the skew chisel will allow you to wonderful things on the lathe. Using a block…

  Let's get out of the dusty and dark woodshop and soak up some sun and fresh air. The weather in my neck of the woods is simply gorgeous right now and I'm excited to…

Turning the Column This is the central element to the whole table and getting this shape just right is what it is all about. In this video I will show you how this process can…

 In this part I build the flywheel. Making a wheel sounds pretty straightforward but as usual I'm going to complicate it by laminating together 3 layers to make the wheel more stable over time. I…

 This time I mill all the lumber and cut all the joinery for the basic body of the lathe. As mentioned in the outset of this video it is a good idea to have the…

 In this first part of our treadle lathe (or flywheel lathe or continuous motion lathe) build, I'm going to share some of the many designs that I have been mulling over for several years and…

This is the last "official" part of the Spring Pole lathe. I'm leaving it open ended like this because I know that I will probably make a few improvements in the coming months. After I…

  The rounder plane is an odd little tool with such a specific use that you might think you don't need to build one. That may be true, but I think the process of building…

Building the Lathe Body It is time to move off the drawing board and on to actual woodworking. This time I will build the body and bed rails for the lathe and lock it all…

This time I focus on the tailstock or poppet/puppet, installing the live centers, and making the tool rest. There are a lot of different ways to build these and you can also shape them to…

A Tale of Two Lathes I was a little doubtful about a pole lathe being that effective when compared to a flywheel lathe, but I thought I should build one so I could speak from…

Bowl with a Chuck The process for turning a bowl on the treadle lathe is pretty much the same as would be done on a modern, electric lathe. Since the design of this lathe is…

Bowl Turning Like None Other When you think of faceplate turning most people's thoughts go immediately to bowls. In this video I will turn a bowl on the spring pole lathe. A spring pole turned…

  Faceplate turning opens up a whole new realm of woodturning. It will require some aids to hold the work piece, a lot of patience, and some creativity. This lesson focuses on the basics of…

  One of the nice things of having a lathe in the shop is the ability to make really nice tool handles any time you want. This makes buying vintage tools a whole lot easier…

  Spindle turning is the domain of the furniture maker. Just about everything we do on the lathe for our furniture is spindle work so this is obviously the place to spend the most time.…

This lesson is one last fundamental discussion of general turning before jumping into the specialized spindle and faceplate project. Probably the most important point for success on a treadle lathe is preparing your blanks for…

I originally had planned to demonstrate my Bodger lathe in my backyard, but mother nature had other ideas and a thunderstorm rolled through minutes before the scheduled session. So I decided to do a little…