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Location: Loveland, OH

High school social studies teachers and adjunct college faculty member. I got into woodworking about 8 years ago, mostly for home improvement reasons. After some trim carpentry and installing a built-in bookcase, I began collecting tools. My small workshop is temporarily housed in one bay of my two car garage, but is awaiting the construction of a free standing workshop slated for 2020!

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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#1 posted 1526 days ago

I just purchased a Shopcraft Lathe from a craigslist add for $50 (Included a full set of craftsman chisels and gouges.). I took a pen turning class at my local woodworking shop and now I want to try it at home, but the lathe appears to only have a dead center on the tail and something very similar to it on the spindle. When removed, the spindle is a 1/2” 16 thread. The tail stock is female and the dead center is male 1/2” 16 thread. I think that I need a live center for the tail and am planning to order the entire Jorgensen tail assembly to see if it fits. I saw a post of someone selling this lathe as a starter, and had a chuck in the tail with a live center held in it. Not sure how the chuck went into the tail.

All this aside, I have no idea what to do with the mandrel for the pen turning with the current spindle (again a male 1/2” 16 thread with a female dead center type. I think this piece is similar to the Jorgensen “screw center”. Pen mandrels have a #2 morse taper and I have no way of putting that in the lathe.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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#2 posted 1526 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

In regards to your question you will be a much better response if you post it in one of the forums here on LumberJocks.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 1526 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1526 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#5 posted 1526 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1525 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 1524 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 1524 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 1523 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#10 posted 1522 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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