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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 06-23-2017 09:53 PM 779 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PhillipRCW

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06-23-2017 09:53 PM

I haven’t been able to find a solid answer on this, but I’m trying to budget for a large Harbor Freight Lathe and a chuck to replace my small lathe. Does anyone know the thread on the Harbor Freight lathe? And Yes I know it’s not the best lathe, but I have limited money for it currently and honestly don’t want to spend a ton until I can prove that I can money with my turnings.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.


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Karda

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#1 posted 06-23-2017 09:58 PM

which one, I have the mid one, the larger table top has a log capacity of 10 X 18 thread thread size is 1 inch 8 threads per inch. which one are you looking at

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PhillipRCW

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#2 posted 06-23-2017 10:51 PM

I’m looking at the large lathe that already has the stand.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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Hockey

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#3 posted 06-23-2017 10:52 PM

If you are referring to the 34706, and I think you are, it is a 1” 8 tpi spindle.

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#4 posted 06-23-2017 11:19 PM

1 in 8 tpi. Both the head and tailstock take MT2 tapered centers.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 06-24-2017 05:16 PM



1 in 8 tpi. Both the head and tailstock take MT2 tapered centers.

- BenDupre

YUP, checked when I was in the store for today.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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PhillipRCW

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#6 posted 06-24-2017 07:07 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#7 posted 06-27-2017 02:10 PM

I wasn’t aware that Harbor Freight carried a chuck for wood turning.

The only thing I see are metal turning chucks, and having tried one of those for woodturning before, I would strongly advise against it. It’ll be too clunky and time consuming and you WON’T enjoy it.

I would advise you to buy a good woodturning chuck- even if you buy a HF lathe. There are several that won’t break the bank, but will give you good service.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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PhillipRCW

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#8 posted 06-27-2017 02:18 PM



I wasn t aware that Harbor Freight carried a chuck for wood turning.

The only thing I see are metal turning chucks, and having tried one of those for woodturning before, I would strongly advise against it. It ll be too clunky and time consuming and you WON T enjoy it.

I would advise you to buy a good woodturning chuck- even if you buy a HF lathe. There are several that won t break the bank, but will give you good service.

- Underdog

I am referring to what chuck would fit the Harbor Freight Lathe. I like the Grizzly and Nova chucks. Just trying to confirm what thread pitch I needed.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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Underdog

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#9 posted 07-04-2017 11:33 AM

Oh. Well. Nothing like misunderstanding someone’s post completely….

So what chuck did you wind up with?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#10 posted 07-04-2017 02:13 PM

Phil ..you can buy adapters to fit any lathe :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 07-04-2017 02:25 PM


1 in 8 tpi. Both the head and tailstock take MT2 tapered centers.

- BenDupre

Correct info. I bought chucks and other accessories form Penn Industries, and everything works well. Having a good, smooth tool rest is a really nice addition.

Remember, a lathe is a device to spin a chunk of material. In Colonial times they were made of wood and made to spin by foot operated springs. Getting much fancier is nice, but it still just spins the stock.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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