|Forum topic by StripeEsox||posted 09-24-2015 03:51 PM||1066 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
09-24-2015 03:51 PM
I recently acquired a lathe that I would like to start playing with. My goal is to make fishing lures with it. I’ve been watching videos and such, so once the lathe is operational, I think I can safely start to turn spindles—the problem is my lathe is missing a key component (I think), and I need some help figuring out exactly what I need to make this work right.
Here’s the deal, the videos I’ve seen, the people are using a spur of some sort on their headstock. My lathe only has a plate with 4 slots for screws. I’ll let the photos do the talking.
Here is what I have:
Headstock (i think that’s the right term?)
Now here is what I think I want in order to start making lures:
My question is… how do i know what to buy in order to get the right Spur on my lathe?
For what it’s worth, it is an old Sears-Roebuck brand lathe from the 50s or 60s I believe. I could get the model if it is important.
Thank you all in advance for ANY advice or information you can provide!