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Forum topic by Don Broussard posted 02-08-2016 05:13 AM 462 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Broussard

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02-08-2016 05:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe turning

Long title with a request for recommendations for a chuck, faceplate and live center for my Shopsmith Mark V. I’ve looked through the Shopsmith site and they have some Nova equipment, but I thought I’d ask other users about other such upgrades. I want to turn some bowls, plates and spindles. The dead center supplied with the Mark V doesn’t serve me too well. I don’t currently have any jaw chucks or faceplates.

Thanks in advance for recommendations.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!


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William

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 05:20 AM

Penn state has an adapter for the shop smith that converts the shaft to 8TPIx1” threads. With that size threads you can use pretty much any well known accessories.
For chucks, I like penn state’s reasonably priced “C” class chucks.
I’ll try to find a part number for the adapter.

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 05:23 AM

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 05:27 AM

This is my favorite live center.
The one pictured fits a #2 morse taper.
I’m not sure what type tail stock you have on yours.
If it’s like most lathes it’s either a #1 or #2 morse taper.
Shopsmith site may tell you what size you have.

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ddockstader

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#4 posted 02-08-2016 04:06 PM

I have two Shopsmiths and I fully agree with William. I have the Penn State adapter, the Barracuda chuck and that live center. They are just about all you’ll need for bowls, plates and spindles.

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#5 posted 02-08-2016 04:15 PM

Thanks to you both for the responses. Heading to the Penn State website now.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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