|Forum topic by George_SA||posted 03-24-2015 02:42 PM||1591 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
03-24-2015 02:42 PM
I have an old lathe which I bought dirt cheap many years ago.
One problem that I have with this approach is that I don’t have a chuck for my lathe ( I plan to shape the face of the wheels). Limited financial resources excludes buying one and also I am not sure whether an aftermarket chuck will fit on my lathe. It has a faceplate with a drive mechanism for turning spindles with a centre point and some drive teeth. I think this is a modification and not standard.
Since buying a chuck is not really an option (they are quite expensive here in South Africa and shipping costs and a weak currency za R against the US $, makes imports quite expensive) I am wondering if I can’t make one that will attach to my lathe’s faceplate. After searching online I found a few that works basically like the one Dan made.
The disadvantages that came out i.r.o. this design are
After thinking about it and fiddling about a little on Sketchup, I came up with the following idea which hopefully addresses the concerns mentioned above.
My design considerations were:
My Sketchup drawings shows the design detail. As Sketchup in some way lives in a perfect world I thought that I would just like to gain the opinions of a few guys who are more experienced than me, before attempting to make it.
I will appreciate any comments about the above design and also any ideas on different designs.
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