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1 1/4" 8 tpi faceplates 3,4,6"+

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archives' started by Dan Stevenson, May 14, 2019.

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  1. Dan Stevenson

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    I'm looking to see if anyone has any they are looking to get rid of on the cheap. I'm turning almost exclusively now with faceplates and it's easier leaving them on while I process these NIP transparent pieces in oil. So I need a few more. I'm aware I can get them new online, just checking here first for someone who's overstocked I guess.
     
  2. John Simmons

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    Have you considered making your own out of plywood that then screw to your steel faceplate?

    You therefore can make as many as you want.

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  3. Dan Stevenson

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    I hadn't thought of that. Thanks, but I'm often turning bigger stuff I want screwed in for safety. Preferably once. I mark orientation and use the same screw holes from my initial faceplate orientation again when i return to things after some processing or to sand for final. Sometimes, just the angle of the screw changes upon resetting these 1/8" thin pieces and it's no longer turnable without having to wedge or rig it.
     
  4. Dean Center

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    A turner who likes to make his own gear (is that redundant?) named William Noble makes face plates out of washers welded to nuts and drilled for screw holes. He has your spindle size and I believe they go up to 4". They are not perfectly machined works of art, but they get the job done. That said, they may not be exactly what you're looking for, but the price is extremely attractive. https://wbnoble.com/wood_turning/faceplates/faceplates.htm
    (disclosure: I don't know Bill other than as a customer and have no financial interest in his business)
     
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  5. Dan Stevenson

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    Thanks Dean.
     
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    This is a photo of a few face plates I made using 1-8 nuts and in some cases washers. The nuts and washers were purchased in a good (industrial/farm) ace hardware store and it also had 1.25-8 nuts and washers in stock.
    Drill a hole a bit smaller then the distance across the nut corners and cbore for the washer then press the nut in and epoxy both in place. When dry mount in your lathe and face off the front of the face plate and true up the OD.
     
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  9. Dan Stevenson

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    That is ingenious. Thanks Stu.
     
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    Not my original idea, I saw it someplace.

    But we all build on our and others experience.

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    Several companies make a tap for cutting threads into wood and metal for headstock mounting. You can use CA glue to strengthen the threads or you can use a resin to saturate and strengthen the wood for threads. Aluminum or brass metal is a lot easier to thread by hand when you are looking at cutting larger diameter thread sizes in metal. You could also weld a steel nut onto a flat steel plate.
     
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    The link to lumberjocks may be tainted, please tread carefully. I got a pop up saying my win 10 had a problem.
     
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    Take a look at my friend Bill Noble web site https://www.wbnoble.com/index.html He's faceplates are super cheap amd and very good.
     
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