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Forum topic by Shawn Masterson posted 03-16-2014 09:00 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shawn Masterson

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03-16-2014 09:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe turning

A good friend just picked up a nice older vega wood lathe. The snag he is running into is that he has no face plate. It has a 1 1/8”- 8tpi spindle. It seems like a bastard size. Does anyone out there know where to get accessories for this.


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 09:25 PM

I would e-mail Vega, thought headstock spindle on their old lathes (1990’s) were 1” x 8 TPI, know now are 1 ¼” x 8 TPI.

They have great customer service.

-- Bill

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lightcs1776

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 09:36 PM

If you need an adapter, Penn State Industries has them (although I agree with Bill that a call to Vega is a good idea). Here is one that may work: http://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PS&Product_Code=LA11418&Category_Code=spindle-adapters

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 09:41 PM

I just mentioned this vendor in Don W’s lathe blog: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LATHE-FACE-PLATE-8-SHOP-FOX-CAST-IRON-WITH-THREADED-MOUNTING-INSERT-INCLUDED-/370769050667?pt=BI_Tool_Work_Holding&hash=item56538ebc2b

The seller has the 1 1/8th” threaded hub for this faceplate too. He’s a very dependable eBay seller, I’ve bought a few accessories for my lathe from him.

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#4 posted 08-09-2017 05:11 AM

if you still need odd sized faceplates, I make them for wood turners – visit my web site, www.wbnoble.com – I certainly can make 1 1/8” threaded faceplates, and the reduced overhang without an adapter will help you.

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 08-09-2017 05:30 AM

Get a thread tap… then make as many faceplates (and jam chucks, and mandrels, and …..) as you could ever possibly use out of scrap wood.

Cheers,
Brad

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