|Forum topic by Eric_S||posted 07-23-2011 06:42 PM||2278 views||0 times favorited||30 replies|
07-23-2011 06:42 PM
I’m starting on my first bowl today. I have the outside turned using the faceplate that came with the lathe
The faceplate that came with it screws on just fine.
I just purchased my first chuck, a SuperNova 2. The guy at Woodcraft said I need the threading adapter for my lathe as well.
The manual for my lathe says its a 1” 8 thread right hand, which corralates to a Code D adapter for the chuck. I checked the bag of the adapter which also says 1”x8 and a D is also engraved into the adapter itself so I know the adapter is the correct one. The adapter goes into the chuck perfectly, but…. it doesn’t screw onto the lathe all the way. It stops after about 3-4 threads. Ive checked the threads on the lathe as well as the inside of the adapter for debris or any burrs or anything that would prevent it from screwing on….
But no matter what, even when using wrenches, I can’t get it on all the way. IS this safe? Is this correct? Or do I have a bad adapter?
Like I said, the faceplate that came with the lathe screws on all the way without any difficulty. I’m afraid to turn the inside of the bowl until I get some feedback from more experienced lathe and chuck owners. Please help.
-- - Eric Noblesville, IN