better way to machine spindle extender Hello again Tom, I have been thinking a little more on machining a hand wheel for the G0698 that we both have. Before, I mentioned that an extender would need a flange welded on it with holes to line up with the holes in the pulley. After giving it more thought, I think a better way would be just to machine the whole thing out of a piece of bar stock that is sufficient to include the flange area next to the pulley, and then slim it down after it is bored [boring the hole should be done as a first step]to match up with the center hole in the spindle, and then turn threads or make some other way of attaching the hand wheel that would be secure. I think that machining it from one piece of bar stock, would make it run truer and be stronger than welding a flange onto the extender that would attach to the pulley. Let me know what you think. I would definitely be interested if your brother could machine a couple for us.