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The Foot Powered Lathe

The Foot Powered Lathe

(6:05) Chris builds a foot powered lathe of his own design using mainly hand tools. Note the hand-cranked flywheel-driven post drill.

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Guest: Dafuq (1767 days ago)
Fake, nobody can move that fast.
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Fake, nobody can move that fast.
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Guest: Bemum (1765 days ago)
I see at 6:05 that he is working off of instructions made in China. I'll bet the wood was made there, too.
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I see at 6:05 that he is working off of instructions made in China. I'll bet the wood was made there, too.
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Guest: Micke (1767 days ago)
Very nice craftsmanship! Great to see that "the old ways" of doing things are still existing.
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Very nice craftsmanship! Great to see that "the old ways" of doing things are still existing.
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MyName MyName (1766 days ago)
Very nice. :)
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Very nice. :)
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Guest: John Lucas (1175 days ago)
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Wonderfully done. You are obviously hightly skilled with cutting tools so I would love to show you how to use cutting tools on the lathe instead of scraping tools.

Thanks for sharing. I've built a spring pole lathe but haven't done a treadle lathe yet.

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Wonderfully done. You are obviously hightly skilled with cutting tools so I would love to show you how to use cutting tools on the lathe instead of scraping tools.

Thanks for sharing. I've built a spring pole lathe but haven't done a treadle lathe yet.

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glortman glortman (1767 days ago)
Okay, now Chris is my new hero. That was very cool.
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Okay, now Chris is my new hero. That was very cool.
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