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.