A Wooden Treadle for the
8x12 Chandler & PriceSarah bought Rich Polinski's restored his 8x12 C&P, but wanted to operate it with a treadle.
So he built one for her - of wood.
Wood is a perfectly good material for making a treadle.
Be sure it's good, strong wood - and be sure to fit the hinge - shown above - to the rear shaft of the press and also make sure that your treadle hook hangs straight down when the crankshaft is low.
Cast-iron reproductions of C&P, Pearl and other treadles are also available from Hern Iron Works, in Idaho.
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