Monday, April 15, 2013

From the Homestead: Handmade Clothesline Pulleys

Spring is here and first on Julia’s honey-do list for me was to setup a clothesline. Eden and I set about to find a fitting piece of leftover firewood from the stack…





First to rive the stock with the froe...





He loves working with Papa.



Roughly round it out with a hatchet



Finish the rough rounding with the drawknife on my shaving horse





Now for the lathe





I am turning two pulleys out of a single piece





Don't forget the wheels!





Stained and oiled







I think my wife is happy.



If she's happy, I'm happy.



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