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Moxon's Treddle Lathe came up on another thread and I mentioned that I would be building one. I pulled up the references and I thought others here may be interested as well.

This illustration comes from Mechanick exercises by Joseph Moxon, 1683.

The scan is courtesy of the University of Michigan and the complete text in PDF form can be found here.

If you have never read through this book I encourage that you do - if only to browse the terrific illustrations.

I will post pictures of the build here sometime next century when I find time to get on with it

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Moxon's Treddle Lathe came up on another thread and I mentioned that I would be building one. I pulled up the references and I thought others here may be interested as well.

If you have never read through this book I encourage that you do - if only to browse the terrific illustrations.

I will post pictures of the build here sometime next century when I find time to get on with it

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I have plans to build the other style of treadle lathe (not spring pole). Mine also continues to get pushed down on the priority list.
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I might make a pole lathe for the front yard.


There are other lathes in the book also, I down loaded it.

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I have plans to build the other style of treadle lathe (not spring pole). Mine also continues to get pushed down on the priority list.
Dohh, lol

...it occurs to me that I mention the treddle lathe yet only uploaded a picture of his spring pole lathe illustration. I'll get those others added as soon as I can. sorry!

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I might make a pole lathe for the front yard.

There are other lathes in the book also, I down loaded it.

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I might make a pole lathe for the front yard.

There are other lathes in the book also, I down loaded it.

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I probably won't put mine in the yard. Right now it would be buried in snow.
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I probably won't put mine in the yard. Right now it would be buried in snow.
Snow ..... What's that ?

Middle of summer here, heard of snow, saw some back in 2007, 2002 and 1991. Was away each of those times.

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Snow ..... What's that ?

Middle of summer here, heard of snow, saw some back in 2007, 2002 and 1991. Was away each of those times.

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It's supposed to get to -14 C here tomorrow. Neat Huh!!
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It's supposed to get to -14 C here tomorrow. Neat Huh!!
My freezer don't go that cold

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My freezer don't go that cold

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We don't need no stinkin' freezer.
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