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.
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 you