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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.

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Rebuilding an Oliver Lathe by Rick Chrispherson

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