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garyjs

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08-13-2011 03:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: model wl 1236 wood lathe old lathe missing parts to lathe lathe

I was given this lathe by my nephew, and essentially it’s in okay shape. I’ve worked as a professional turner – spindle, bowl and ornamental turning, so I am no stranger to the art and science of turning. But this puppy is missing a few bits:

1. Drive spur
2. Live tail center
3. Long tool rest

Does anyone know if this lathe uses #2 Morse taper for the headstock and tailstock???

All of the plastic locking arms on the tailstock have been busted off – I’ll pull them and have a welder weld handgrips crosswise. That’s no problem.

But it’s carrying a fairly hefty 4-jaw knucklebuster chuck on the headstock, and I have to get that puppy off somehow…

Anyway, I’d like to hear from folks who know this machine better than I do.

-- garyjs


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#1 posted 08-14-2011 04:21 AM

Gary, I just went up to a search engine and put in Duracraft lathe and found this. I don’t even know what model this guy has. You might try that is you haven’t found any info on it yet. Write to these guys and see if you get an answer.
Grandpa

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It is indeed 3/4”-16, and it’s got a #1MT bore. I’ve still got one I use for lots of purposes. I didn’t have much trouble getting stuff for it – I even hung my Stronghold chuck on it (which, in retrospect, seems like a stretch).

It’s a decent lathe. It ain’t a GREAT lathe, but it’s decent enough to do quite a lot of work on. It’ll hold ya till ya get a bigger one… in my case that was several years. When ya get a bigger one, you can still use that one for penturning & any number of smaller projects. Never hurts to have two or more lathes in the shop… :)

Hundred fifty seems a little stiff for it… they CAN be bought for between about $75 and $100 if ya watch around.

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 03:05 PM

Thanks for the info, Grandpa. I’ll get right on it.

-- garyjs

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#3 posted 09-21-2016 12:11 AM

3/4”-16, and it’s got a #1MT bore.

Grandpa, I am assuming that if I wanted to buy a face for this I would need one with 3/4-16 thread? The #1MT bore refers to what exactly though.
I just picked up one of these myself and am totally new to turning wood

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 09-21-2016 12:25 AM

Get a 3/4”-16 tap and make your own faceplates (and other stuff) from scrap wood. The MT1 is the taper size, which is required when purchasing stuff like live centers.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 09-21-2016 12:12 PM

Yes, I should beat myself for the not knowing the MT1. It is pretty much the same as buying a Chuck for a drill press.

How safe is it to turn a bowl with a plate with just wood threads?

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.

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#6 posted 09-21-2016 07:01 PM

How safe is it to turn a bowl with a plate with just wood threads?
- Wildvortex

Just as safe, or maybe even safer than most other methods IMO:

Glue block/faceplates above were made from some scrap 2×4’s. Once glued to the blank, they aren’t going anywhere and I’ve never had a bowl come off yet (until I part it off that is :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 09-21-2016 10:48 PM

What do you use for glue? I have heard some say CA glue. Would a good quality wood glue like tight bond 2 or 3 do just as well?

-- Use caution, slow down, and use the tool properly...the ER would love to have your money...don't give it to them.

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