Great Wheel Lathe at Millbrook Village

TURNING AT MILLBROOK VILLAGE
This great wheel lathe features hard maple and ash.

SHOP OWNER: Jim Kyle
LOCATION: Wantage, NJ

    This is a photo of a great wheel lathe that I built for our wagon shop at Millbrook Village. We would use the lathe to turn hubs for wagon wheels but not limited to only that purpose. The construction of the lathe is local hard maple and the wheel is made of ash. All in all it works quite well.
Jim At The Lathe In Millbrook Village

    The poppets have hand screws instead of wedges to hold them in place. These also make it faster to change their position when needed.
    Millbrook Village is a part of the National Parks recreational area along the Delaware River in New Jersey. I have been a volunteer in the Village for 15 years. The lathe project was fun to build and even more enjoyable to operate. At the Village, we try to recreate the lifestyle of the 1860's, illustrating the trades and household chores of that period.

. . . Jim Kyle


 
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