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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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a lathe set up powered by a stationary exercise bike??? i was at a sports collectible show this past weekend and a guy was turning duck calls on a bike powered lathe....i was in kinda a hurry so i could't talk to him or look too closely....thanks
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I don't know if this is how he had it set up, but one of the woodworking mags was describing how they used bike parts to make lathes in poor countries.

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I've seen them in Tanzania and Sri Lanka. I think they are common in India too.

The picture in the link seems to show a treadle powered lathe. I've seen people using those in the UK for turning spindles for chairs, although mostly in craft museums these days.

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Interesting, the way the coaster brake is used to turn the lathe.

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