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Spring Lathe WIP

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A mostly finished spring lathe.  I've been watching too much Woodwright's Shop and decided to make some wood gouges and chisels the other day.  I've gotten tired of using the drawknife/rasp/sander to get close to round or oval handles, so I finally broke down and made one.  (so now I need to make more chisels and gouges for the lathe...to make handles for the chisels and gouges, to.....

Used Harry Rogers's Youtube vid for the plans, adjustable and breaks down easy.  There's no hardwood at all in the thing, poles (bungee, not the traditional 20 ft sapling) and the treadle go in today, plus the pins for the poppets, from a broken garage door screw with square thread.

Only real pain was cutting the mortise for the wedges in soft pine without everything chipping out.  Ended up rasping it close and sanding the wedges down to fit.

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