LumberJocks

walker turner lathe centres

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by bob101 posted 542 days ago 763 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View bob101's profile

bob101

176 posts in 2048 days


542 days ago

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 2397 days


#1 posted 542 days ago

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

1988 posts in 2130 days


#2 posted 542 days ago

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

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

View Wildwood's profile

Wildwood

953 posts in 732 days


#3 posted 542 days ago

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

176 posts in 2048 days


#4 posted 542 days ago

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

-- rob, ont,canada

View bob101's profile

bob101

176 posts in 2048 days


#5 posted 542 days ago

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