Human Power

It’s another project I’ll put on the end of a very long list. Last year I picked up a stationary excercise bike to this end - it has a stable frame and a built in fly wheel that I thought might get me part way there. Of course, efficiency is not a design concern for these machines - they are supposed to make you work - so who knows. I purged my project list and put it back out on big trash day unfortunately. Another time.

My plan was to power a lathe with a simple belt drive, and maybe put an arbor on there for things like sanding, buffing, grinding. I still like that plan.