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Threaded Drive Center?

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by saepperson, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. saepperson

    saepperson

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    I have an AMT lathe which I got used. Since I am still learning turning, it works fine for me. Problem is, there is no morse taper in the head stock (and beleive me, I've looked). The spindle threading is 3/4" x 16 tpi, so I haven't had trouble finding chucks. But I haven't found any pronged drive centers that are threaded. I have one that came with it, but would like a back-up. Does anybody have any suggestions? thanks
     
  2. C Edward Moore

    C Edward Moore

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    You implied that you have a chuck for your lathe. If that chuck is made by Oneway, then consider a Oneway chuck spur.

    Or, consider the quick change centers from Best Wood Tools. See www.Bestwoodtools.com

    Both companies make excellent, well-machined products.
     
  3. Rick Prevett

    Rick Prevett

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    Nova too

    There is also one available for the Nova chucks. It's a 4 pronged Spur Drive.

    rick
     
  4. akransom

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    Spur drive

    On my site www.turningaround.org in the tips section there is the solution for your problem. If you can't find a welder seld me 2 nuts appropiate sive and $5 for shipping and I will make you 2,
     
  5. WeeWilly

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    Threaded spurs are around, I believe saw them in the recent PSI catalog, but if you have a name brand chuck you are better off getting a spur insert for it as they are available for most chucks. I will say that threaded spurs can be a bear to remove some times.
     

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