LumberJocks

walker turner lathe centres

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by bob101 posted 01-28-2013 02:01 PM 886 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View bob101's profile

bob101

193 posts in 2198 days


01-28-2013 02:01 PM

hey guys, i have an old walker turner lathe that i dont use much, but want to get some new centres for it. it is quite substantial, has about a 40 inch bed, variable speed (wheel with dial indicater) how do i tell what size the centres are #1,#2 morse taper ETC. i know stupid question but im not a big lathe guy. thanks in advace.

-- rob, ont,canada


5 replies so far

View motthunter's profile

motthunter

2141 posts in 2547 days


#1 posted 01-28-2013 03:15 PM

The easiest way is to take one you do have and go to a woodcraft, rockler, or similar in your area and let them look at it. Otherwise, measure the angle and verify it from there. Lastly, there is a guy I met in vegas who has a store called woodworkers emporium. they are on the net. He is one of the most knowledgeable guys I know and he would know right away and give you a fair deal on the items you need. www.woodworkersemporium.com

-- making sawdust....

View hairy's profile

hairy

2108 posts in 2280 days


#2 posted 01-28-2013 03:36 PM

http://littlemachineshop.com/Reference/Tapers.php

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

View Wildwood's profile

Wildwood

1239 posts in 882 days


#3 posted 01-28-2013 04:36 PM

Is this your lathe?

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/808/1518.pdf

If not scroll down and see if can find it listed here:

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/bytype.aspx

May or may not have a pub on some lathes. If have a welding/machine shop in you town take what ever drive/lathe center you have to them. Folk there should be able to help you out.

-- Bill

View bob101's profile

bob101

193 posts in 2198 days


#4 posted 01-28-2013 04:40 PM

couldnt look at picture my internet shuts down when i click the link

-- rob, ont,canada

View bob101's profile

bob101

193 posts in 2198 days


#5 posted 01-28-2013 04:47 PM

thanks for the help guys i will measure them

-- rob, ont,canada

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase