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UncleStumpy

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08-13-2014 07:42 AM

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I just bought a used Delta Lathe from a LJ’er who is selling tools for a friend who passed away and is helping out the widow. I found and downloaded the owners manual online, but NOWHERE does it say what the spindle size is.
My small lathe is 3/4×16, but I haven’t got a clue what this big boy uses.

Just thought one of you guys might know before I do more surfing on the internet.

Thanks guys in advance for any help!

A good word for 489tad who is putting forth a great effort helping sell all those tools for a friend’s widow.
Check out his page and see all the great stuff he has left.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"


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robscastle

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#1 posted 08-13-2014 11:11 AM

Possibly 30mm x 3.5mm but you are in that non metric weird place are you not?

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 08-13-2014 11:31 AM

MT-2 headstock spindle on that lathe is 1” x 8 TPI.

-- Bill

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UncleStumpy

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#3 posted 08-13-2014 02:37 PM

robscastle, No we don’t use the Queens measuring system, but we DO throw shrimp on the Barbie all the time.

Wildwood, thank you for the info!!! You saved me a lot of trouble.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#4 posted 08-13-2014 04:04 PM

A way to check it out for future reference is take a rule and count how many threads in an inch and then check the diameter in safe manner.

I’m still waiting to grind my cutting tools. their on my list. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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UncleStumpy

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#5 posted 08-13-2014 04:08 PM

Thanks for the tip Doc, but that’s waaaay too simple for me!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 08-13-2014 04:13 PM

Me too! But old dogs can learn new tricks. It just takes us longer. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 08-13-2014 09:10 PM

Well said uncle stumpy ! wow stumpy eh ? that sounds painful don’t tell me it was a circumcision gone horribly wrong? That’s what happens with d i y medicine. Was it the electric pencil sharpener in the hands of a manically obsessed cheapskate Rabbi. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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UncleStumpy

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#8 posted 08-14-2014 02:40 AM

Wow Scotsman, finally somebody who is as goofy as I am! No maniacal Rabbi’s for me.
I lost half a finger at work and my nephew thought the Uncle Stumpy thing was hysterical. Dam kids!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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robscastle

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#9 posted 08-14-2014 02:46 AM

Better than losing half of something else

Electric pencil sharpner ! is that how they do it

You would want to have a good grip me to even get close!

-- Regards Robert

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UncleStumpy

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#10 posted 08-14-2014 05:02 AM

Don’t even want to think about it in a pencil sharpener!!!!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#11 posted 08-14-2014 10:11 AM

The rockwells are great , smooth. My grandson likes the rockwell better than the Powermatic 45, I could never decide on that issue. Maybe because I added the lights for him.

-- RJ, Tampa Fl, RJMETALWOODS.COM

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UncleStumpy

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#12 posted 08-14-2014 04:20 PM

RJ2, beautiful machine and a really nice setup!
Also, that is one honkin’ spindle sander!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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