|Forum topic by LMJ||posted 07-08-2016 09:56 PM||446 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-08-2016 09:56 PM
I recently purchased a circa 2003 Hickory Woodworking MC1018 lathe at a swap meet. I know, probably not the best of ideas, but it cost me 30 bucks and the motor ran and everything. I cleaned it up and was quite happy with how things were going until I purchased the head stock from the local store. The head stock spindle wouldn’t accept the MT2 spur center. The tail stock went in just fine, also MT2. So I trudged back to the local (25 miles away) Woodsmith and spoke with them about it. I traded the MT2 in for an MT1 and back to the shop I go. The headstock spindle swallowed that thing whole. So at this point, I headed into Houston to the Rockler store. The HWW MC1018 basically became the Excelsior MC1018 so I figured the parts would be compatible. While there, we tried putting a 1” 8TPI chuck on there and it wouldn’t go past the first thread so it looks like I will need a new spindle. I tried going through Rockler but the “lathe” guy was on vacation this week.
Any ideas from you Jocks out there?
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