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    Antique late 1800s Britannia Treadle Lathe query

    Thank you for such a detailed reply!
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    Antique late 1800s Britannia Treadle Lathe query

    How do you feel about products like Evaporust? It may be more practical to do a partial application (around the pieces I need to remove) at this point, and tackle the whole assembly after we've moved house.
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    Antique late 1800s Britannia Treadle Lathe query

    A few more images: Either side of the key, and the other side of that flat/dimple on the crank side of the shaft. It seems that the flat w/ dimple and the peg are associated in some way, I wondered if it was a way of removing it with a specific tool that interfaces with the flat and the bit...
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    Antique late 1800s Britannia Treadle Lathe query

    Apologies all, I stopped receiving email updates that people had replied and I forgot to come back. I've had some success with penetrating oil to clean and loosen things and I can now see that there's a key holding the flywheel on the shaft. I've managed to remove the topmost guidewheel on the...
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    Antique late 1800s Britannia Treadle Lathe query

    That sounds like the sort of thing that I'd normally do! Ironically this lathe has probably only travelled about 25 miles since it was made in the late 1800s up the road. I'm about to take it across the country, about 350 miles!
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    Antique late 1800s Britannia Treadle Lathe query

    In case it's of interest, here's a photo of the bits in my car!
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    Antique late 1800s Britannia Treadle Lathe query

    Hi all, Firstly - I'm new here and very new to this kind of world, so sincere apologies if I misname or misunderstand things. I'm a woodturner (pole lathe style!) and fairly recently had the opportunity to take possession of a Britannia treadle lathe which I think is similar to this...
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