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Posted on Help with lathe live center, chuck, etc.

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#1 posted 08-13-2017 09:03 PM

If it is 3/4×10, that will make my decision making a bit easier since there aren’t lots of faceplates and chucks made with that threading!

Yeah, that was one of my reasons for not getting a chuck for mine. Although, PennState does sell a spindle adapter that will convert it to a more standard 1×8. Unfortunately, it places the chuck out further from the headstock bearings, which isn’t really ideal. I believe some insert type chucks have an adapter, which would be better. But honestly, making my own wooden faceplates/glue blocks, mandrels, jam chucks, etc… worked great. I’ve turned everything from small diameter wheels and rotors to fairly large bowls (limited to the lathe swing) with them. Click on the linkey thing in my post above (or just click here) for examples :)


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