|Forum topic by pashley||posted 2109 days ago||6341 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
2109 days ago
I’m trying to set up a shopsmith I was given (and which I restored), a model 500, to work as a lathe.
I’ve never done any lathe work, so I really don’t know what is required.
These two pictures show you what I have in terms of centers (i think they are called):
I THINK you need some sort of “faceplate” on the headstock end? I maybe have the wrong piece in there now?
I bought this tool rest off ebay:
but it is too small. The mounting shaft is 1” across. The receptacle on my SS is 1.25” across:
...so obviously, I need to swap that out.
I guess what I am asking is, what am I missing? I know I need the actual turning tools. I’ve seen a set of 5 I can get on eBay made by SS.
But what I’m talking about is in terms of faceplates, centers, tool rests, and so on.
I don’t see myself doing bowls or pens – pretty much spindle work of some sort (table legs, columns).
I’d appreciate any help!!
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