41552Re: [TAIGTOOLS] Mounting a chuck on the drilling tailstock
- Dec 13 12:40 PMHi, Pete
I made such an adapter as one of my first Taig projects. You can see a picture of it in the photo files section (Stlbill's Photos).
It wasn't that difficult. I only had to acquire a 3/8-24 tap.
I bought a 3/4-16 X 2 inch bolt at the local hardware store. The bolt I found was hardened. I tossed it in a charcoal fire until it was red hot and allowed it to air-cool. I cleaned it up. Sawed off the head. Faced the end. Drilled and tapped it. I hand filed two flats to facilitate easy removal. I think I used a scrap of thin brass to wrap the thread to protect the chuck jaws. I faced a 3/4-16 nut down to about half its normal thickness to use as a jam nut. It was a fun project for someone just learning to use a lathe.
Hope that is helpful.
From: The Boorums <smallife@...>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 2:04 PM
Subject: [TAIGTOOLS] Mounting a chuck on the drilling tailstock
Hello,A friend has acquired a very old duplicating lathe made of Taig parts with a spindle nose that is a male 3/8"-24 thread to fit either an included spur center or a drill chuck. She wants to mount a Sherline 4 jaw chuck onto this headstock and I was wondering if any of you know of an adapter to mount a Taig chuck onto the Taig drilling tailstock?This is an adapter with a male 3/4-16 on one end and a female 3/8-24 on the other. The 3/4" end can be any length but the 3/8" socket has to be deep enough for the tailstock spindle. I could make this but it would be tricky for me with the large threads to form.Thanks,Pete
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