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Forum topic by FreddyS posted 09-22-2011 06:52 PM 1319 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FreddyS

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09-22-2011 06:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question lathe turning spindle shopsmith

Hi everyone, I finished my diy lathe a couple of weeks ago and did a small test turning an awl handle with good results but the 5/8” threaded rod used as spindle has a 0.3mm oscillation aprox., not bad I think but there’s room for improvement.

So, I’d like to replace this spindle with a proper made one and looking around seems like a good idea to replicate the way you can attach accessories to the shopsmith as I’m already using 5/8” pillow block bearings, and would be good to be able to use some of those accessories with my lathe.

The thing is I can’t find any info about the length of the protruding part of the spindle, can you help me with this please?

Thanks!

-- Learning one thing at a time


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#1 posted 09-22-2011 08:33 PM

I’d have to measure mine (it’s not nearby at the moment), but the knurled knob is about 1/2” and the spindle is about 1 1/4”.

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#2 posted 09-23-2011 01:27 AM

Bunkie’s correct – 1/2” and 1-1/4”

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FreddyS

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#3 posted 09-23-2011 05:33 PM

Thanks a lot bunkie and tsmccull!

With this info I can go with the metal lathe guy to get a nice spindle ;)

Cheers!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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