1/12 SCALE WORKING MODEL 1890s WOOD LATHE
No engine. No power plant. No problem! In the 1890s, foot power was all that was needed to drive the Chas. A Strelinger #781 Reed Foot Lathe. Of course, ours is 1/12 the size. As always, you can hook it up to your line shaft power if you prefer. The wood lathe measures 4" long and 4-1/2" high. Yes sir, this is the first of a line of woodworking tools we plan to add along with our fine line of metal working machine kits. Well, I guess it is time to add a wood shop to go along with your machine shop. Kit comes complete with 11 easy machining aluminum castings, all required hardware, material, bar stock, and complete working drawings. Machining and assembly required.
I really enjoyed building this detailed wood lathe. I have a small hobby mill and lathe which I think are essential for building this kit. A few small taps and dies are required also and a tapered pin reamer if you want to make the headstock taper. I would like to see a list of required tools in the description. The final product is a thing of beauty and is now the centrepiece of my collection of handmade miniature woodworking tools.