Delta/Rockwell 46-111 lathe


After many years way from turning, I am back and feel as if I need to relearn everything.
What are the spindle thread pattern? looks like 1"-8, Is that correct?
What is the taper on the tail stck? M2?
I appreciate any help
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This is a lightweight but well made lathe. Yes, it is 1"X8 thread, and an M2 spindle.
However, remember that this lathe is more for spindle work than for bowls, and this is evident by the lighter weight ways and smaller headstock.
They are neat lathes, though. The one I am thinking of ran like a watch without a hint of wobble or machine noise. Pretty much all you heard was the sound of the motor.
Another nice thing is that back when that lathe was made, it was made from American gray iron. Good stuff, strong and ductile.
If you want to have more info than you can deal with about woodturning and relating wood spinning, hop on over to the woodturning NG, rec.crafts.woodturning.
Robert
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Thanks for the info Robert. I bought this lathe a couple of years ago for $180 with some tools, but missing a few parts and it's still in great shape. I bolted mine to the floor for stability. I know its not the best for bowl turning, but it is all I have at this point, so I will work within (and around) the limitations of this machine. I have turned 2 small bowls so far and already I getting hooked (again). I'm new to Google groups and found that group after my post. Thanks again. Matt
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