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Press Kit: Honduras Project 2016
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Sketch of the human-powered lathe.The lathe has a wooden frame held together with bolts and metal brackets. The pedals and chain, which were scavenged from a bicycle, drive a flywheel made from a bicycle wheel. Surrounding the wheel is a wooden ring weighted down with sand.
 
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Image credit: David Heim



Scotty Lewis cuts parts for the lathe frame in a GreenWood shop in the town of La Ceiba. Scotty and Manuel trucked the lathe to Las Champas once they had assembled it.
 
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Photo credit: Manuel Suarez



Scotty Lewis assembles the lathe's flywheel at the La Ceiba shop.
 
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Scotty Lewis shows students how to use a parting tool.
 
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A student at Las Champas tests his skills at the lathe.
 
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The students at Las Champas and the human-powered lathe.
 
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A sample of items turned at Las Champas.
 
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The human-powered lathe in action during a past woodturning education project in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where the students learned how to turn tops, bowls, and baseball bats.
 
 

 



 


 

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