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Forum topic by BigD1 posted 09-16-2010 02:53 AM 6366 views 1 time favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BigD1

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09-16-2010 02:53 AM

I need a left hand 1×8tpi face plate and a right hand 1×8tpi. I would like to have a 2-4-6-8 inch plate in each thread pattern. I’ve looked in all the common stores…rockler, craft supply, woodcraft, wooden post etc. Any ideas would help. I don’t even need brand new. Thanks….BIGD1

-- Donald Baty


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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 03:13 AM

Perhaps there is another way… A friend told me about drilling a hole and using a 1” x 8 tpi tap to thread the wood I am turning and so far it seems to work. No face plate needed.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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lew

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 03:41 AM

I agree with Kindlingmaker, get a drill bit and the two taps and make your own.

You may even be able to get the taps for very little money. I was at a local Vocational school and they had some old dull taps that I bought for pennies. They don’t need to be razor sharp to cut wood. Probably get a similar deal at a machine shop in your area.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 04:03 AM

Okay – I’m going to look stupid.

I’ve never heard of a left hand threaded face plate. Is there such a thing and is there a purpose for such a thing?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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BigD1

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#4 posted 09-16-2010 04:04 AM

My question in response would be: Do you even have any idea what I want to do with these face plates? I didn’t ask for opinons, I asked for a source to purchase them. Thank you for your time.

-- Donald Baty

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 04:05 AM

A Left hand threaded face plate goes on the outboard shaft end of your lathe.

-- Donald Baty

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 04:53 AM

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 05:02 AM

I made my own face plates with a 3/4”-16 pitch thread for my Record lathe. If you don’t have access to a metal lathe and milling machine, guess you’d have to buy them. My Record lathe doesn’t have the left hand side, there is an outboard attachment for turning up to 30” diameter pieces. 8^0

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 09-16-2010 05:08 AM

Oops, Sorry…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 09-16-2010 06:48 AM

I have a powermatic model 45 that has the outboard shaft. Thanks for all the feed back.

-- Donald Baty

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#10 posted 09-17-2010 02:31 AM

I have a a delta 16 inch lathe with the same 1×18. You can start looking on line for replacement parts for delta and order one. Mine is a Delta Top Turn model 46-860. It also will accept turning on the out board side so you should be able to get both. Good luck.

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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davyj

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#11 posted 09-17-2010 02:49 AM

as for the 1”-8 rt hand , Beall Tool makes/sells that tap. one CAN make perfect threads in wood with this tap in most any wood IF going across the grain NOT in to the grain. I do it all the time. Thus one can make sort of disposable yet reusable face plates. glue the wood faceplate to the work peice OR a waste block glued on first. Beall Tool is—- http://www.bealltool.com. he is the one who also makes other wood treading accessories. I have yet to see a LH in that thread but maybe one can find one. One might email him and ask if such is or might ever be avail.

-- retired GM/Delphi , Retired USN/USAFR

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davyj

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#12 posted 09-18-2010 12:00 AM

they have spindle taps here also Don but I see no LH, http://www.leevalley.com/en/home/OnlineCatalogs.aspx
look down at the bottom of Page 117 of tis catalog.

-- retired GM/Delphi , Retired USN/USAFR

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#13 posted 09-02-2013 06:17 PM

That makes sense that the outboard thread would be left handed so it will always stay tight when turning. I can tell you how to make them quickly. Get the diameters of round steel sliced off at a steel supplier. Then get a 1”-8 nut and have it welded onto the rounds and get them turned true in a metal lathe and have a pattern of 8 holes put in.
I’ll be you can find 1”-8 left hand nuts around somewhere. If I had to do it, I could chase them in my metal lathe. I did make a small Rh face plate to attach to my Longworth chuck.

But, I’ll bet if you looked hard enough on E bay or tool sales places, you’ll find both of them since they are needed for that application ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Jim

Here is a 6” RH :http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oneway-Lathe-6-Face-Plate-1-8tpi-Model-2393-627-/141046709038?pt=LHDefaultDomain0&hash=item20d709fb2e

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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