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Continuous Motion Treadle Lathe Construction by Ray Sprouse New Woodturning Articles by Ray Sprouse
The continuous action treadle lathe, also known as a flywheel treadle lathe, below is an old design.  Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to design such a lathe. Ray shows how to build one of your own.

Compact Turning Center by Jim WilliarNew Woodturning Articles by Jim Williar
In this short article, Jim shows us how to adds to this lathe stand to provide storage space for the bits and pieces that are needed for your turning. This technique could be applied to other lathes to create your own page.

Homebuilt Wood Lathe by David Dorman

Building a Woodturning Lathe by George F. Farrell

Building your own Lathe by Ken Richardson

Rebuilding an Oliver Lathe by Rick Chrispherson

Making a Treadle or Pole Lathe by The Association of Polelathe Turners and Greenwood Workers

Ultimate Lathe Stand by American Woodworker Editors
This article describes how to build a stand alone stand that is great for a mini or midi lathe. It has a great shelf to hold your kit and is very sturdy!

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