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Forum topic by patchy posted 10-06-2008 10:36 PM 935 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-06-2008 10:36 PM

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Hi all, this is my first day and first post to the forum, soooo, if I make any mistakes bear with me.

I recently started woodturning, I had an old lathe that was really too big for my workshop so I sold that and bought a Teknatool DVR 3000. Unfortunately the spindle is 1 1/4” x 8tpi and the chucks that I kept from the old lathe are 1” x 12tpi. I don’t want to throw these away and I really don’t want to spend more cash buying larger chucks. The chuck that the 3000 uses is only about 2” fully expanded.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-06-2008 11:15 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks I can’t awnser your problem directly, but you might see what the wholesale places have for chucks you size. They can be fairly inxpensive for starting, or you might be able to sell yours and have some bucks to apply to the purchace. You can’t make a mistakes here. This is a great place to make friends and get help for your questions. Check this out.

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#2 posted 10-07-2008 02:58 AM

Several companies offer spindle adapters that would be a perfect solution. This would convert your 1 1/4×8 to the 1” x 12 you need. If you cannot find one available in the dimensions you need, take your needs to a local machine shop and have one made.

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#3 posted 10-07-2008 03:21 AM

Patchy, I have a similar lathe & have a few different chucks. The one I use the most is the Nova chuck. Nova is a teknatool lathe product so you should find something compatible.
Here’s a link

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#4 posted 10-07-2008 03:29 AM

You will need a spindle adapter to convert to 1 1/4×8 tpi. These are relatively inexpensive and can be found at Woodcraft or any of the other woodworking stores. There is an adapter for your chuck.

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#5 posted 10-07-2008 04:09 AM

Thanks to all for the warm welcome and the proffered advice. I will now go back to the workshop and get ALL the specs for the 3000 spindle and then try the links provided. Unfortunately I have a prior engagement in the Far East so it will be 2-3 weeks before I can progress this.
thanks to all.

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#6 posted 10-07-2008 05:40 AM

Welcome to LJs.

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