Since I don’t have a full set of change gears for this lathe, I decided to make it manual instead (for the time being).
A stack of jigsaw blades cut the much wider keyway that was needed for this turning.
Buying an antique part seemed silly. Fabricating a metal handle on a lathe without a handle seemed unwise (and anyway, I don’t have anything that could easily cut a keyway in metal).
So, I’ll make it from wood. The first step is to trace it out.
I’m nearing the end of this restoration. This is what the carriage looked like when I got it.
Here’s what it looks like now.