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11-06-2014 07:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe spindle adapter headstock 8tpi 10tpi 12tpi 16tpi

Hello – thanks for looking at this, hope some great comments are posted.

I was gifted a nice new lathe with a 1” 8 TPI headstock. Yay. I also received a bunch of chucks and faceplates that do not match the headstock. A bunch are 3/4” and two are 1” but 12 or 16 TPI – hard to tell.

I have looked all over the web for 1×8 to 3/4 – only found one that goes 1×8 to 3/4×16. have found none that go from 1×8 to 1×10 or 1×12.

Not looking to break the bank , but definitely want to use the chucks and faceplates – seems crazy to buy new ones when these are all really good condition.

Any help is very much appreciated.

Thank you!

Doug

-- Back at it after a 35 year break...


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#1 posted 11-06-2014 08:12 PM

Sell the odd sizes on ebay and buy a Nova that fits. 3/4×16 is common on Craftsman lathes. 1×12 is most often found on vintage lathes like my Goodell Pratt. Send me a list with pics of what you have, I might be interested if the prices are right.

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#2 posted 11-07-2014 01:36 AM

Penn State has some inexpensive adapters. You can probably get an inexpensive face plate for the price of an adapter. But, I agree with Rick. Sell the odd stuff and buy a Nova G3 or SN2.

-- MPax, Atlanta

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#3 posted 11-07-2014 04:53 PM

Thank you very much for the responses. A huge help to me – I’m a beginner at turning having apprenticed in a traditional german cabinet maker’s shop when I was in college.

I just received a 1×8 tpi female to 3/4 16 tpi male adapter and they fit one nice sized reversible head that basically matches this one http://tinyurl.com/lh9jso4 . I have a few other faceplates and one chuck missing one jaw that I am going to put up on ebay.

There is still one chuck that has an odd 1” thread that looks just like this http://tinyurl.com/oygpkoc that I would have liked to use, but probably will sell and for now get the PSI economy (thinking starter) set: http://tinyurl.com/lnf7vvq

I will respond with pics of what I am selling on ebay for those interested.

Regards,

Doug

-- Back at it after a 35 year break...

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#4 posted 11-07-2014 08:36 PM

Chucks with little jaws like the Steelex you posted are designed for metal and not safe for wood turning.

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 12:45 AM

Thanks for the advice. I put them all up on ebay after consulting another experienced local woodworker at a local show this past weekend. Rick, if you are interested, send me an offer and we can make a deal. I’ll give you a break on what the buy it now is listed at. Anyone interested can check them out at:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/kahndo/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=1&_rdc=1

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#6 posted 11-14-2014 01:29 AM

I agree with Rick, the Steelex may say “wood chuck” but it is really a metal working chuck and is not safe for wood turning.
On the other chuck that is a woodturning chuck, is there a brand name? On Most chucks and insert/adapter is used to fit your spindle. All you would need is a new insert to fit your lathe $8-20. Most major brands have up to twenty different inserts to fit different lathes.
If you can post a pic of your chuck maybe someone can make a positive ID. A pic from the back should revel if it is an insert type or direct threaded.

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#7 posted 11-14-2014 05:23 AM

A suggestion, put the spindle size/ thread count in the item description.
e.g. — 8” Steel Face Plate 3/4-16 for Wood Lathe

Nail down the 6” thread count, people will hesitate to buy unless they know for sure.

Nice faceplates. The 1-10 doesn’t fit my lathes and the 8” is way bigger than I need for my small lathe. Thanks for the offer though.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 11-14-2014 02:58 PM

any suggestions how I can be sure on the 10/12 thread count? I compared to my 8tpi and 16 tpi threads with a fine measure, but the hole is too narrow to be certain.

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#9 posted 11-14-2014 05:20 PM

You’ll have to measure over 1/4” and estimate. Hmm, that might be a tricky one.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 11-14-2014 06:57 PM

yup Rick. got a 3/4×10 bolt at lows, so I can figure out the 3/4 units. too small, then it’s 12. too big then it’s 8.

So, now to work on the 1” threads. That’s only 1, so much better.

thanks for the advice.

-- Back at it after a 35 year break...

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#11 posted 11-14-2014 07:24 PM

Any small shop with an engineering lathe with imperial, screwcutting gears ,or gearbox, could knock you out a few adaptors without great expense.I am purely metric with my lathe or I would do it myself for free .Although the shipping might be too much anyway.Try my pals here .I have been on this site for donkeys of years, say I sent you and see if anyone near you can do it for you Have fun and it is not too difficult a task to find a remedy too.Keep well Alistair

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#12 posted 11-14-2014 08:20 PM

I’m envious of you guys with machine shops that will knock out one offs or small runs inexpensively. Around here any well equipped shop won’t give you the time of day for under a few hundred buck. It’s cheaper to buy adapters from One Way or just buy the correct size.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 12-03-2014 07:11 PM

Hi Guy, Especially Rick,

Thank you for all the great feedback. I ended up with a 1×8 to 3/4×16 adapter and sold most of the faceplates and the off size chuck on ebay. Your comments about adding thread size in the title were dead on. I ended up only keeping two faceplates. The money that came in gave me the opportunity to buy a good PSI chuck with three jaws and a jumbo jaw. Not the most expensive out there, but really nice and I’ve enjoyed using it on a number of bowls already.

Just wanted to provide the back end feedback that I really appreciate your help and the ‘community’ of woodworkers out there.

Best,

Doug

-- Back at it after a 35 year break...

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#14 posted 12-03-2014 08:48 PM

Thanks for the update.

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#15 posted 12-04-2014 01:08 PM

Rick you have solved my income problem! I knock stuff out to cheap! lol For me it is more about the challenge.

Doug SOME times it is possible to double thread an item and get by safely. I just went through this on a new scroll chuck I needed 1”-10 and the chuck came 1”-8. there is plenty of meat left in the thread to be secure for turning.

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