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Bungee Lathe Part 2

In this video I complete my construction of the backyard bungee lathe. This time I make the 2 moveable poppets, install the ball bearing live centers, and make the tool rest. I didn’t capture any footage of making the treadle but it is nothing more than a couple half laps and some slats screwed in place. They key is to make it strong but as light as possible so your bungee doesn’t have to fight the weight of it.

I post more videos in the future of the lathe in use as I build some projects on it. Of course if you want more foot powered lathe action then check out Semester 5 of The Hand Tool School. Its all about lathes and turning!

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