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    Where to purchase

    A 6"- 8" face plate threaded LH 1" x 8" to go on the outboard side of my Delta lathe?
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Try Delta?

    What in the world do you need such a HUGE faceplate for
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    Oneway faceplates at Packard Woodworks

    Delta at the same site

    That said, 6" is huge for a faceplate. (And 8" is even more huge.) I've turned big natural edge walnut bowls that barely cleared my lathe bed (20" swing) and used a 3" aluminum faceplate to do it.
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    Agreed

    I too will add that that's a lot of faceplate. Two weeks ago I turned an 80 pound 22" diameter chunk of hard maple using only a 6" faceplate. I don't imagine a Delta lathe would be able to handle something that size or bigger, and I am thinking you would have sufficient holding power with a smaller plate.

    On the subject of brand, I vote for a Oneway plate. There are lots of plates available, but I really like how hefty they make theirs. Plus they balance them.

    Hutch

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    "Vaughn McMillan Packard Woodworks"

    Whoa I thought it would be nice to have a spare but the one I have will do nicely. They want more for their face plate then I paid for the whole lathe.


    Sure would like a bigger fancy smacy lathe but this one will have to do along with my little Jet for pen turning.

    I think a bigger motor & VFD on a different stand & I'll be all set.

    The bearing system has bearings like the front end of a rear wheel drive car.

    I disassembled it when I got it & cleaned & repacked the bearings with high temp automotive grease. It may be small but its built fairly well built. I always tend to round out my blanks fairly well on the Band-saw before turnig.

    I really want to build a lathe something like this ...

    http://www.geocities.com/billbrach/newlathe.html

    Check out the specs : http://www.geocities.com/billbrach/lathe_specs.html

    There is another shop built lathe on another forum that I like but am not sure if I can post a link to it here. Is it ok to post a link?
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    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 10-01-2008 at 01:45 PM.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Bart what they failed to tell you about lathes is that it is the cheap part of turning. The accessories are what is costly such as faceplates, vacuum chucks, etc., etc., etc.

    I have to say oneway faceplates are the best I have used.
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    Bart said
    "I really want to build a lathe something like this ...
    http://www.geocities.com/billbrach/newlathe.html"


    Oooooooo I'm not worthy!!!! That would fit my shop very comfortably. Baby delta needs a playmate!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    I really want to build a lathe something like this ...

    http://www.geocities.com/billbrach/newlathe.html

    Check out the specs : http://www.geocities.com/billbrach/lathe_specs.html
    Hmmm Bart, I can almost hear the Stu's mind churning from this side of the Pacific. Question is, what color would he paint it? You should not tease him like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Hmmm Bart, I can almost hear the Stu's mind churning from this side of the Pacific. Question is, what color would he paint it? You should not tease him like that!
    Tease Stu never I'm deadly serious..... Paint it blue Stu paint it blue Stu Paint it blue Stu.... What you haven't built it yet????????????????????????
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Go to Harbor Freight web site and put in item #98757-0AAH. Says it's both RH & LH. Don't really know how that would work, but $12.99 price isn't bad.
    Randy,

    Maker of Fine Lathe Tools & Accessories.

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