27 July 2010

Treadle Lathe

Visiting Bokrijk I had the chance to see the treadle lathes of the permanent exposition.  But also a model from visiting woodturners association.

This one seemed to work without effort, although wheel and treadle touched the grass.

I tried these two out (only turning,  not cutting),  it is heavy work.

We received also some artifacts from a socializing woodturner.  Maybe socializing by necessity, as he had just broken his toolrest.  But no magic here, these where made on an electric lathe.