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Lazy_K

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503 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question spur drive center lathe

Hi, YEARS ago I bought some “parts” from a catalog, I think it was AMT, to “make your own wood lathe from any electric motor” it/they were a 4 spur drive and a cup center that fastened onto a 1/2” shafts with set screws. you were supposed to put the spur drive directly on the motor arbor, and make a bed and tailstock from wood, etc. well I used them to repair an old Montgomery Wards wood lathe which I sold 5 years ago after using it for 25 years.

Now I need a new spur drive that will fasten onto a 1/2” shaft and I cant find one.
any clues out there?
thks
K

-- Kai SaerPren


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 503 days ago

Sounds like you are looking for a motor arbor. Guess will have to make a spur center on threaded end.

-- Bill

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Dan Krager

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#2 posted 503 days ago

I think I know what you are talking about and if so, this will do the job with a bushing to reduce ID from 5/8 to 1/2”.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHOPSMITH-MARK-V-LATHE-DRIVE-SPUR-CENTER-BRAND-NEW-/350426752081
Make sure the bushing has a hole in it (drill it yourself) for the set screw to grab directly on the shaft.

Good luck.
It would be cool if your motor were variable speed.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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