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    Live Center Adaptor

    Does anyone know of an adaptor to go from 3/4" x 10 tpi to 1-1/4" x 8 tpi? Yes, I know that Oneway sells one but at a price of $43US I'm hoping there is an alternative supplier. I hate to be cheap but the cost of tools is starting to make LOML a wee bit unhappy.

    I'm sure no one else has that problem!!

    Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Don't hate to be cheap. Love to be cheap.
    PSI sells adapters at reasonable prices. Dunno if that particular one is available. I'll let you do the searching.
    Otherwise a custom made (expensive) or the Rolex model will have to do ye.

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    After posting before I dug around in my stuff and thought I found one I could send you. Sadly, it is a 3/4"X12TPI on the interior.
    I got all excited then deflated.

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    Thanks for the effort, Frank. I checked PSI and have tried some other suppliers but I'm not having any luck. Guess it may be Oneway or NoWay.
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    I'll talk to the machinest at work tomorrow and see if he can make one for you. How thick/deep does it need to be?

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    Gord I believe in the old saying you get what you pay for. Yea cheap is fine in some case but when I bought 2 of the PSI adapters and one from CSUSA, I had wobble in my chucks and faceplates. I sent them all back for a refund and bought the oneway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Gord I believe in the old saying you get what you pay for. Yea cheap is fine in some case but when I bought 2 of the PSI adapters and one from CSUSA, I had wobble in my chucks and faceplates. I sent them all back for a refund and bought the oneway.
    Defender of the economical tool suppliers speaking here.
    My PSI Mini chuck worked just fine on my old Griz lathe. But, on my new fancy-dancy Griz lathe it wobbled like a drunk Polka dancer. Then comes Tony from a sunny island way out in the ocean. He made me spacer. Chuck spins true now. Not always the supplier fault, sometimes just design incompatibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Johnson View Post
    I'll talk to the machinest at work tomorrow and see if he can make one for you. How thick/deep does it need to be?
    Dale, that's a very nice offer; thank you.
    I'm not sure what the depth is but you can see a photo of it here:

    http://www.oneway.ca/spindle/live_center.htm

    I'll try to measure what it needs to be and give the measurements tonight/tomorrow.

    Thanks again,
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    I'll print the picture and bring it in Monday and see what he says. I have that live center so I can bring that in also.

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    Gord---Sent you a PM.

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