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Offline steamer

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Another interesting lathe attachment
« on: June 20, 2022, 07:03:05 PM »
Something I think I'd use far more often.....spindle back stop

http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/chuck-back-stop-and-disc-alignment-tool.html
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Offline Dave Otto

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Re: Another interesting lathe attachment
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 12:22:29 AM »
I made one years ago, not as fancy but it does work within limits. The left hand bushing is a slip fit in the spindle bore. The right end has a shoulder that bottoms on the end of the spindle and the small tapered piece causes the split mandrel to expand when tightened.

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Re: Another interesting lathe attachment
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 12:33:47 AM »
Does that work sort of like chuck 'spiders', but is adjustable as well where spiders are fixed thickness?

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Re: Another interesting lathe attachment
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 01:01:43 AM »
Does that work sort of like chuck 'spiders', but is adjustable as well where spiders are fixed thickness?

Yes   and ostensibly, you can fit the end with what ever fitted stop you need for the job at hand.....

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Re: Another interesting lathe attachment
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 07:23:42 AM »
 A handy tool to have, I made one for my small lathe many years ago and it is used frequently.

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