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    I made this

    But by the time I used it, it was a little worse for the wear....





    The 'wear' was from making....



    Now to drill all of those holes in those washers.

    I figure >$50 invested for what would have cost $250 in faceplates.

    And, thanks to Charlie for the inspiration.
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    Re: I made this

    Are you going to weld all the way around the nuts or just rely on the spot welds at the corners of the nuts? I've got no opinion on that myself, just curious.

    I've a bunch of those nuts and washers out in the shop earmarked for the same thing whenever I can get a round tuit.

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    Re: I made this

    The spot welds should be adequate. I may seal the gaps for vacuum chucking, however.

    Need to borrow the jig? For 1-1/4 nuts.

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    Re: I made this

    Thanks for the offer, but I'm sure there's all kinds of scraps in the bin that will do fine.

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    Re: I made this

    Ok, I feel stupid. What am I looking at?
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    Re: I made this

    1-1/4 is fairly unusual - most MIDI lathes are 1" and my PM full size is 1-1/8". But maybe I live a sheltered life.
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    Re: I made this

    Quote Originally Posted by Elmojo View Post
    Ok, I feel stupid. What am I looking at?
    Homemade faceplates for attaching work to the lathe drive. The first pic is a post to keep the nut and washer centered while being tack welded
    Last edited by bowman; 05-27-2018 at 08:42 AM.

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    Re: I made this

    Ah, gotcha! I don't do hardly any faceplate work, so I didn't recognize the jig or finished product for what they were.
    Aren't those finished faceplates really small? Or is there another plate that gets added to the washer side later? I'm having a hard time envisioning how the work is mounted....
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    Re: I made this

    Holes will be drilled into the washer to hold onto the wood. These nuts screw onto the lathe head, and have inside dia of 1-1/4", per the 3rd post.

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    Re: I made this

    Oh, okay, so these are just really small faceplates. Right on!
    I'll keep this in mind in case I run across a need for something like it in the future.
    Looks like a very cost-effective method, like Dee2 mentioned previously.
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    Re: I made this

    Actually, these are usually sandwiched into an MDF assembly where the nut and washer are let into a piece of predetermined size to which another piece is glued over the face.
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    Re: I made this

    FWIW, the NCFS Turners meet this Saturday, 6/2. Rather than a demo, we plan to have a build your own threaded wooden face plate(s) session. A couple of us have some thread taps for a couple of spindle sizes. Bring a piece of hardwood, gouges, etc., and the NCFS will allow us the use of some lathes.

    We'll start at 10:00 am with a business meeting and should be on the lathes by 10:30 AM. We'll walk over to Bum's for lunch.

    If I get real fortunate this week, I'll drill holes in some washers and have them for show and tell.

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    Re: I made this

    Quote Originally Posted by KenOfCary View Post
    1-1/4 is fairly unusual - most MIDI lathes are 1" and my PM full size is 1-1/8". But maybe I live a sheltered life.
    Check this out: http://content.powermatic.com/whitep...whitepaper.pdf

    "The Powermatic 3520B Lathe features a spindle locking mechanism in the form of a springloadedbutton on the front of theheadstock that engages one of twolocking detents (180-degrees apart)for installing and removingaccessories that screw onto the 1 ”by 8 spindle threads."

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    Re: I made this

    I stand corrected. Not sure where I got confused about the thread size on the PM 3520B.
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