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Forum topic by PoppaBax posted 07-17-2018 10:31 AM 464 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PoppaBax

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07-17-2018 10:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question lathe reliant

Hello, I recently picked up a second hand Reliant NN165 wood turning lathe. It wasn’t until after the purchase that I realized there was virtually no information online about this particular model. I did see one older topic on this site pertaining to a different Reliant model. Does anyone know where I might find a user manual for this lathe? I am trying to figure out what, if any, accessories I could use with it. But I’m stuck at what is most likely a silly place to be stuck.

I have no idea how to remove the spur on the headstock side. I would like to get a four way jaws or mount a faceplate, but i’m not sure how. The tailstock piece is threaded on so I can remove/swap that. I’m just not sure what to about the headstock side.

Any and all help is,greatly appreciated.


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 07-17-2018 12:51 PM

You need two wrenches to remove the spur drive center. These lathes were sold by many different vendors under different names, they did come with two slim wrenches. Good luck finding an owners manual. Spindle thread could be either 3/4” x 16 TPI or 1” x 8 TPI depending on who made it.

https://www.hibid.com/lot/64998-31007-15861/reliant-wood-turning-lathe-nn165---works/

-- Bill

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#2 posted 07-17-2018 01:57 PM

Thank you Wildwood! My lathe looks just like the one in that picture, but in better condition. It did come with one wrench so I’ll try that along with another one of my wrenches.

Now to try and find accessories that are threaded. It seems like everywhere I look the chucks have a taper. Thank you again for the quick response. Cheers!

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LeeMills

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#3 posted 07-17-2018 02:53 PM

I had a Jet with a very similar spindle. Mine was 3/4×16 so it did not have a morse taper.
Most chucks that I know of screw on. Most have an insert which you can change to match your spindle size.
If you are looking at chucks with a taper for mounting to the spindle you may not be looking at woodturning chucks.

Whether 3/4 or 1” faceplates are available from folks like PSI at very reasonable prices.
https://www.pennstateind.com/store/lathe-faceplates.html

I use Nova chucks but PSI, and a lot of other makers/sellers, offer chucks with both 3/4 or 1” options.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 07-17-2018 03:34 PM

Once you remove the spur drive center can measure the spindle whether have 3/4” or 1” can find a chuck with threaded insert to fit. I would look for someone with a thread guage to measure TPI of spur drive center just to make sure.

Tommy bar chucks less expensive than single key chucks but either will work. Most turners opt for single key chuck because easier to operate.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 07-17-2018 07:22 PM

@LeeMills – I saw some PSI stuff on Amazon but wasn’t sure about the brand quality. I’ll go back and check them out.

@Wildwood – I’m going to measure the spindle and threads when I get home today. Thanks again!

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