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Old 07-16-2018, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have an extra faceplate that they are not using, and would like to sell? I have a Jet min lathe which I think has a 8tpi.


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Old 07-23-2018, 11:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try making your own faceplates. Use a hardwood, turn it to the size you want, and thread it to your lathe's spindle using a Beall's lathe spindle tap.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As Mark suggested you can make your own face plates from any hardwood like poplar, or get one from Penn State Industries for under $20.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I go to the hardware store and purchase a nut that fits the threads on my spindle ... and then get a piece of wood and drill out a recess for that nut, and epoxy it in place.

I can then use the threads in the nut to put that piece of wood on my headstock and turn it perfectly round and use it as a glue block or a face plate, whichever I desire .... I can continue using it and abusing it till the wood is too thin or nearly turned all the way off, and then I can just epoxy another block of glue on the front and keep going indefinately. You see ... the metal threads on the nut wont wear out like threads in a piece of wood.

It's a little more expensive, but it'll last you pretty much forever, rather than needing to replace it when the threads in the wood wear out. :)
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