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Forum topic by Yettiman posted 03-24-2008 11:41 PM 964 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Yettiman

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03-24-2008 11:41 PM

Hi,

I have a small Clarke lathe and wish to turn a few pens on it. But it uses a thread not a morse taper.

Does anyone know of any pen kits (mandrels cutters etc .. ) that would fit.

All the suppliers I can find only sell the taper type fittings.

Many thanks for any help

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot


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#1 posted 03-28-2008 03:09 AM

Whats the thread size?

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#2 posted 03-28-2008 05:53 AM

Try Penn State tools.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 11:11 AM

Thanks for the sugesstion Gary, I have added them to my Fav, looks a good site.

Gunner, sorry it took soo long to get back to you, I needed to find the manual.

The thread is ¾” (19.05mm) x 16tpi (unf) thread on headstock

Thanks for any suggestions

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 05:26 AM

After a google search for clarke lathe, all I found were metal lathes. If thats what it is and you cant resolve your problem, let me know. I know how to set up a metal lathe for this.

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#5 posted 04-04-2008 11:53 PM

If you have a Woodcraft store nearby talk to them – they can usually help.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#6 posted 04-05-2008 01:31 AM

Hi Gunner, it is a woodturning lathe, but thanks to you guys I now know what I am looking for.

I have also found that there will be a wood turning show here within the next few weeks that I can get to, so things are looking up. :)

Thanks Jeff, I will chk if WC have a stand there

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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