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Ashley ferguson05/08/2019 18:05:51
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I'm in need of a drill chuck to fit a super adept lathe if I'm not mistaken it's the same side a the end of a 0mt and the same angle but we'll smaller, need some help finding one that will fit or finding someone who can make me one that will fit or make me a tail stock that will take a normal 0mt any help appreciated

thomas oliver 205/08/2019 21:46:46
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Plenty of small keyed drill chucks are available cheaply for around £4 on ebay and usually have a 3/8in UNF thread or a small taper fitting, 3/8in bolts were used on British and US cars prior to Metrication and should not be too difficult to obtain. Presuming your lathe is otherwise in operation, it should not be too difficult to turn the correct taper to fit the tailstock. If you have never done this a trick is to put a solid centre in reverse along the side of the topslide and set so that it brings the centre line in line with the lathe centre line. Otherwise you can use Blue compound the test the fit. It is always a great advantage to have more than one chuck to use so buy at least two. If you can manage to produce the correct taper, make a tapered arbor and drill it 1/8th inch. Fit an 1/8th centre drill with Loctite or Superglue and this means you always have a centre drill at the ready. . T. Oliver.

Ian S C06/08/2019 11:45:52
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The drill chuck that I use on my Super Adept is from a Stanley wheel brace, the orrigional shaft has the taper on it, and just at the begining of the thread there is a transverse hole for a tommy bar.

Ian S C

Ashley ferguson06/08/2019 12:33:05
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Posted by thomas oliver 2 on 05/08/2019 21:46:46:

Plenty of small keyed drill chucks are available cheaply for around £4 on ebay and usually have a 3/8in UNF thread or a small taper fitting, 3/8in bolts were used on British and US cars prior to Metrication and should not be too difficult to obtain. Presuming your lathe is otherwise in operation, it should not be too difficult to turn the correct taper to fit the tailstock. If you have never done this a trick is to put a solid centre in reverse along the side of the topslide and set so that it brings the centre line in line with the lathe centre line. Otherwise you can use Blue compound the test the fit. It is always a great advantage to have more than one chuck to use so buy at least two. If you can manage to produce the correct taper, make a tapered arbor and drill it 1/8th inch. Fit an 1/8th centre drill with Loctite or Superglue and this means you always have a centre drill at the ready. . T. Oliver.

I'll definitely try and make one if I can don't know if I have the skill to do that yet but I'll give it a try, my big problem is I have nothing for the end stock not even a center

Ashley ferguson06/08/2019 12:33:34
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Posted by thomas oliver 2 on 05/08/2019 21:46:46:

Plenty of small keyed drill chucks are available cheaply for around £4 on ebay and usually have a 3/8in UNF thread or a small taper fitting, 3/8in bolts were used on British and US cars prior to Metrication and should not be too difficult to obtain. Presuming your lathe is otherwise in operation, it should not be too difficult to turn the correct taper to fit the tailstock. If you have never done this a trick is to put a solid centre in reverse along the side of the topslide and set so that it brings the centre line in line with the lathe centre line. Otherwise you can use Blue compound the test the fit. It is always a great advantage to have more than one chuck to use so buy at least two. If you can manage to produce the correct taper, make a tapered arbor and drill it 1/8th inch. Fit an 1/8th centre drill with Loctite or Superglue and this means you always have a centre drill at the ready. . T. Oliver.

I'll definitely try and make one if I can don't know if I have the skill to do that yet but I'll give it a try, my big problem is I have nothing for the end stock not even a center

Ashley ferguson06/08/2019 12:36:33
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Posted by Ian S C on 06/08/2019 11:45:52:

The drill chuck that I use on my Super Adept is from a Stanley wheel brace, the orrigional shaft has the taper on it, and just at the begining of the thread there is a transverse hole for a tommy bar.

Ian S C

That seems like a much easier solution might have to have a look online for one

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Ashley ferguson06/08/2019 13:30:36
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thomas oliver 206/08/2019 20:47:43
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Ashley, Tapers can be made by measurement. For your lathe the widest diameter is 0.340ins and the smallest diameter is 0.285 in. at a distance apart of 0.960ins . I have a Wizard lathe which is a slightly superior clone of the Adept in that it is cast from spheroidal cast iron, so I have checked these measurements form my own centres. Set your topslide at a small angle and take a few cuts. Measure the two diameters at the distance apart of 0.960ins. Keep resetting the cross slide so that the plus diameter is the same at both ends ie. 0.340ins plus x and 0.285ins plus x. This should fix the correct angle. Then slowly take further cuts until the stated dimensions are achieved. This should enable you to reproduce the taper for centres. You should be able to feel a snug fit if accurate with no wobble We all started the same as you knowing very little so get started and have a go. "Practice makes perfect" I hope the above is clear enough.

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Robert Dodds07/08/2019 12:22:50
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The cross hole that is mentioned is, for me, quite important. Stick a tommy bar through it and it makes it easy to extract chucks, centres etc. from the tailstock. As you wind back the barrel the bar strikes against the nose of the tailstock and out pops the chuck, centre, why.

Regards Bob D

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