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Thread: Custome Wood Lathe Upgrade Parts.

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    Senior Member sir_malaki's Avatar
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    Custome Wood Lathe Upgrade Parts.

    Not sure where to put this, so I'll just put it under Misc. DIY - it falls under lathe work/repair, metalworking, and woodworking.

    I was given a Craftsman 12" wood lathe last fall, and it only came with a dead center tailstock and a drive spur. I can't find the MT1 (morse taper 1) tailstock quill, the threaded holder for it. So I got a piece of 10"x3/4" stainless round stock from a local metal recycler for $.50 and made my own.

    First threaded about three inches to jam a couple nuts on to hold in the vise, through drilled, rough tapped one end with a step bit, reamed to MT1, finished threading (3/4x16), then cut a 1/4" keyway/flat spot for the quill lock screw.

    I still have to make the handle portion around the adjustment nut, that will be made from scrap plywood. Then build a heavy, weighted beam style stand for the lathe. Chips build up too much when its bolted to the bench.

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    Here it is with the new live center, and new Nova G3 chuck installed.

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    I choose to do an MT1 quill because that is what the head has. This way I can put the drill chuck, or any MT1 tool, into both ends of the lathe. After threading that S.S. rod I wish I had a metal lathe. Not sure what kind of S.S. it is but its hard and my hands are sore. I just made sure to use a new sharp die and a LOT of tap fluid.
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    Senior Member LarryS's Avatar
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    Great Job!!

    Looks like you put alot of time in the lathe and now your ready to turn!!

    Looking forward to seeing some projects that come off of the lathe!!

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    Senior Member Muddy's Avatar
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    Nice work!

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