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dw's Turning #2: Need some help from the Lathe guru's.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 135 days ago 873 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently restored a Walker Turner lathe. So the next thing is to get beyond the basic turnings. So I need some advice, help and guidance if you would be so kind.

First, I need to figure out what the threads are. I know its 1” x something. It’s less than an inch long, so if I measure 1/2” I get 7 threads, so I’ll assume its 14.

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If that’s not right, somebody let me know.

Searches show there is nothing with anything close to that thread size and count, so how do I get from what I have to Turing plates, bowls and the like?

I know its a 2 MT, but that doesn’t seem to help.

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#1 posted 135 days ago

If it is 14 tpi, its 1×14NF.

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#2 posted 135 days ago

As soon as I can locate a printable chart, I’ll email it.
Machinist handbook has them, but they’re tiny print.

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 135 days ago

http://www.bealltool.com/products/turning/spindletap.php

if it’s a 1×12 you can use a spindle tap and make your
own face plates & other types of chucks.

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#4 posted 135 days ago

This is the chart I’ve bookmarked in my favorites. hope it helps, Don!

http://www.shender4.com/thread_chart.htm

Unless it’s metric, a safe bet would be 1” X 12 tpi. My Delta/Beaver is 7/8” X 14 tpi, I’ll go put a calipers on it and see what the OD is. [Edit:] My O.D. is exactly 7/8”, .875”.

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#5 posted 135 days ago

One other thing, Don:
I’ve bought quite a few lathe items from this seller on eBay: “thirddevil” he sells chucks and faceplates, and you choose the hub you need from his listing, for your particular lathe. Like this listing here: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LATHE-FACE-PLATE-8-SHOP-FOX-CAST-IRON-WITH-THREADED-MOUNTING-INSERT-INCLUDED-/370769050667?pt=BI_Tool_Work_Holding&hash=item56538ebc2b

you’ll see your thread options on his list, I’m sure. It’s a great reference!

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#6 posted 135 days ago

Don, no guru here, but it looks like threads per inch is counted like saw TPI, whole threads from trough to trough.
http://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-information/measuring/tpiandpitch.aspx
So that would make the count 6 in that 1/2” and the 1”x12 would seem right.

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#7 posted 135 days ago

Don, it’s probably 1×12…same tpi vs. ppi thang. I see 6 gullets per 1/2”...

I get a lot of accessories from these guys

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/

You might want another drive to fit the MT2, one with multiple little teeth holds better than the 4-promg drive center, and a matching tail center is also nice…more teeth usually means less splitting of wood. You gotta have a MT2 drill chuck! And may as well spend another couple hundred on a chuck and 4-way jaws. :) A 60 degree cone for MT2 is also sweet for the tail stock for centering in drilled holes…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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popsshop

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#8 posted 135 days ago

Don, for additional info re your restored Walker-Turner lathe, you may be interested in visiting http://www.VintageMachinery.org You will find old machines by W-T and other brands, and you can access other owners for questions and comments. Hope it helps.

-- Drilling holes in wood is a boring job

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#9 posted 134 days ago

I knew I could count on you guys.

I was hoping I was wrong on the thread count.

Pop, Owwm didn’t have anything for this model.

I knew this was going to be expensive. $300 for the motor already. I might need to sell some Stanleys.

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#10 posted 134 days ago

I feel your pain. My Goodell Pratt is a 1×12 but luckily it’s just common enough that accessories are available. I scored a sweet Bosch 1×12 tap on ebay for just a few dollars shipped, something to check out.

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#11 posted 134 days ago

Any thoughts on these?

http://www.pennstateind.com/store/LAG1218.html?prodpage=1LA

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#12 posted 134 days ago

yeah, for $25, if you can’t get chucks to fit 1×12 easily…

still making infills? :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#13 posted 134 days ago

bowls and infills. :-)

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popsshop

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#14 posted 134 days ago

I suppose old machinery is like boats and RVs . . . . when you make the initial purchase, you’re just STARTING to spend money.

-- Drilling holes in wood is a boring job

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#15 posted 134 days ago

Don, you can get the same adapter on Amazon for $18.56 shipped.

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