|Forum topic by Dan||posted 334 days ago||701 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
334 days ago
I have a challenge for those with far greater skills than I. The lathe I have is from the 1920’s. The tailstock (more specifically the spindle) is shot. You can see my other topic for pictures. I have tried a few times to make a homemade live center spindle. I have come very close, but can’t quite get it right. I plan to keep trying, but would also like a chuck for the headstock.
Here is my challenge. As you can see in my prior topic, my lathe has a wheel attachment that I use as a disc sander. Below are photo’s of the attachment with the wooden disc removed.
——-For one, I would love to know why the wheel has rings rather than being flat. Thats just a curiousity in wanting to know my tool.——-
The actual challenge is to make a chuck from wood (obviously would involve hardware) that can be attached to this wheel via screws. There are the 4 screw holes near the center that would be perfect, or a larger assembly that would be mounted with all 8 screw holes for added stability (though the sanding wheel works fine with 2). I have been trying to figure out a way myself, but I am still a novice woodworker and, admittedly, my creativity is a bit lax.
My only request would be to keep the over-all cost of the assembly as low as possible. I plan to buy a new lathe at some point, so don’t want to spend very much on this one. I would like to make something using what I have already primarily, with minimal extra purchase. I will list below what basic things I already have.
Please keep in mind I would obviously be recreating your work, as much detail (possibly even simple drawn plans) would be appreciated.