|Forum topic by FreddyS||posted 09-22-2011 06:52 PM||1673 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-22-2011 06:52 PM
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?
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