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Aces-High

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Jun 22, 2017
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Boulder, Colorado
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.

Thanks,

Jason
 
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Sep 18, 2013
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Childress, Texas
Jason;
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.
 

Skie_M

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Lawton, Ok
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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