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Toolmakers Notebook: Treadle Drill Press

Treadle Machines My treadle machines are all built around the cast iron flywheel/ freewheel combination found on most exercise bikes.

Toolmakers Notebook: Less Power treadle drill press

Treadle Drill Press by James on Toolmakers Notebook. Writes: I use exercise bike flywheel-freewheels for my machines and step up to the drive wheel with chain, hubs and sprockets from a farm supply.

Toolmakers Notebook: Treadle Drill Press

Started by pulling a string, like a spinning top. Or the spinning drill stays put and the surface below is gradually forced up against it?

Cheap solution for bench grinder?

Treadle Belt Sander by James on Toolmakers Notebook. Writes: I use exercise bike flywheel-freewheels for my machines and step up to the drive wheel with chain, hubs and sprockets from a farm supply.

Toolmakers Notebook: Less Power

Treadle Lathe by James on Toolmakers Notebook. Writes: I use exercise bike flywheel-freewheels for my machines and step up to the drive wheel with chain, hubs and sprockets from a farm supply.

This drill costs about $1 to make and can bore a 1" hole into wood and steel. Photo courtesy of Pat Delany

Homestead Survival: DIY machine shop: Four essential tools you can build from recycled parts

Dremel Drill Press/Sander/Grinder/Router

icture of Ultimate AIO, Totally Over-Engineered, Dremel/Rotary Tool Drill Press / Sander / Grinder / Router

Roy Underhill, creator and host of PBS's The Woodwright's Shop and educator at the Woodwright's School demonstrates human powered technology from the late 1800's including the Barnes Treadle Saw and Pedal Lathe to a group including folks from ShopBot Tools and Maker Faire NC.    Part of the Meeting of the Makers in NC (facilitated by Harris Educat...

Roy Underhill, creator and host of PBS's The Woodwright's Shop and educator at the Woodwright's School demonstrates human powered technology from the late I love watching Roy Underhill work his magic .

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