Arnold Péter

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One of my friends working my foot-powered lathe in front of our booth at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. It uses a bow instead of a spring pole. The metal bow was a spring that was scavenged from an antique baby buggy. I originally tied the cord directly to the bow string, but the bow was too stiff for me to work with for very long, so I added a pulley to the bow string following an example portrayed in one of Roy Underhill's wood wright's books.

One of my friends working my foot-powered lathe in front of our booth at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. It uses a bow instead of a spring pole. The metal bow was a spring that was scavenged from an antique baby buggy. I originally tied the cord directly to the bow string, but the bow was too stiff for me to work with for very long, so I added a pulley to the bow string following an example portrayed in one of Roy Underhill's wood wright's books.

Restoring Antique Wood Lathe

Includes: a wood lathe, restoring an antique wood lathe, restoration instructions and resources, examples of antique wood lathes, and conclusion.

Create a great place for potting plants and gardening chores by building this tough, good-looking potting bench. This one is built from cedar to hold up to years of use outdoors. It looks so good that you might decide to use it as a serving station on your deck or patio, too. Get the free DIY plans at buildsomething.com

Create a great place for potting plants and gardening chores by building this tough, good-looking potting bench. This one is built from cedar to hold up to years of use outdoors. It looks so good that you might decide to use it as a serving station on you