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landryj88

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12-31-2015 07:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood lathe homemade wood lathe lathe homebuilt power tools

I am looking for anyone who has experience with where to find a hollow pipe that accepts an MT2 bit that would turn the piece as well as a tail stock that would accept an MT2 live center.

Any help or other ideas would be appreciated.


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 12-31-2015 07:33 PM

You aren’t going to find a pipe that will accept an MT2 taper… the key word here is ‘taper’. You might get a pipe that one will fit in, but it will be useless as there will be contact at the large end of the taper, but the tail end will just flop around like a fish out of water.

If you want to know the actual sizes of the tapers, look here:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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landryj88

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#2 posted 12-31-2015 09:14 PM

Thanks for the reply Brad.

That was my concern if I did that so that you for the answer. Do you know of a better solution for a head stock to a lathe by chance. I am definitely open to other ideas.

Thanks,

Justin

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Rick M

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#3 posted 01-01-2016 02:24 AM

Buy a lathe spindle on eBay with an mt2 taper.

What is your goal in building a lathe instead of buying one?

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 01-01-2016 02:55 AM

There are atlas spindles and tail stocks available all over. Cheap. they have tapered bearings in the head stock which will take the speed and last longer than any of the dedicated wood lathes on the market. they have a threaded nose that are readily used for chucks as well as the taper you are asking about. Last and best of all they are a flat bed way system so building the bed is easy!

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Rick M

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#5 posted 01-01-2016 08:33 AM

Delta 46-111 has tapered Timken bearings and the common thread of 1”x8 tpi.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 01-01-2016 12:50 PM



Delta 46-111 has tapered Timken bearings and the common thread of 1”x8 tpi.

- Rick M.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/11-Delta-Rockwell-46-111-Wood-Lathe-Head-Stock-1-x-8-TPI-MT-2-DDL-502-/262186159027?hash=item3d0b834bb3:g:aQ8AAOSwA4dWGvuB

Yes, Ebay is the place for both headstocks and tailstocks.

Another option is to but a headstock spindle replacement part, and fabricate your own. But just buying a used headstock isn’t much more money, and saves a lot of time.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#7 posted 01-01-2016 03:01 PM

Landry, I have an extra Delta 46-450 head stock and spindle. Make a reasonable offer to gmwoodworking78@msn.com. Reasonable or unreasonable, you will get a reply…......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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landryj88

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#8 posted 01-02-2016 02:17 AM

Thank you everyone for your replies and they where very helpful in trying to locate some parts.

In response to why I was trying to make rather than buy:
1. I thought it would be fun
2. I thought it would be cheaper

However, I have a lead on a complete “antique” Craftsman 50” lathe I am going to look into for $50. I am just trying to see if I will like working with a lathe so if it works and there are 4 to choose from I may run with this option. Worst come to worst I figure I will have some good parts to work with.

Thank you again everyone I may contact you in the future with more questions.

Justin

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Rick M

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#9 posted 01-02-2016 05:22 AM



Thank you everyone for your replies and they where very helpful in trying to locate some parts.

In response to why I was trying to make rather than buy:
1. I thought it would be fun
2. I thought it would be cheaper

However, I have a lead on a complete “antique” Craftsman 50” lathe I am going to look into for $50. I am just trying to see if I will like working with a lathe so if it works and there are 4 to choose from I may run with this option. Worst come to worst I figure I will have some good parts to work with.

Thank you again everyone I may contact you in the future with more questions.

Justin

- landryj88

Fun definitely, cheaper, it depends. But if looking for a starter lathe then it’s cheaper to buy a used lathe. Look for one that comes with lots of “stuff” because the “stuff” is often more expensive than the lathe.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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landryj88

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#10 posted 01-02-2016 01:07 PM


Thank you everyone for your replies and they where very helpful in trying to locate some parts.

In response to why I was trying to make rather than buy:
1. I thought it would be fun
2. I thought it would be cheaper

However, I have a lead on a complete “antique” Craftsman 50” lathe I am going to look into for $50. I am just trying to see if I will like working with a lathe so if it works and there are 4 to choose from I may run with this option. Worst come to worst I figure I will have some good parts to work with.

Thank you again everyone I may contact you in the future with more questions.

Justin

- landryj88

Fun definitely, cheaper, it depends. But if looking for a starter lathe then it s cheaper to buy a used lathe. Look for one that comes with lots of “stuff” because the “stuff” is often more expensive than the lathe.

- Rick M.

Thanks,

From what the person was saying he has four in various stages of complete. The one he made it sound like it has everything plus more so I am hoping it will work out. I want it mainly for right now to recreate some spindles on a antique rocking cradle since I have a little one on the way and also to try my hand at making some spindles for a banister and some bowls.

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