Hi Group, I run across a Delta top turn Lathe and have a question. I
said that the spindle had a 1 X 10RH thread. This seems to go against
everything as the most commom is 1 X 8RH and I haven't seen any
adpators for this. Thanks, Jim
Hunt around a bit. Like Jack pointed out, there is stuff out there.
Some of those old lathes are just good, solid, American made machinery
that will last forever.
I have some turning rests from this guy, and he has been around
forever. His products are top notch:
He has a full machine shop and will make you and adapter to suit your
needs if he doesn't have what you want.
I am thinking that OP meant "Top Kick".
In that case, I have seen a couple of these rascals, and I believe
they were made in the mid 50's to mid/late 60's. They are big, heavy
production type lathes for woodturning that were popular in cabinet
shops and in high schools.
They were mostly used for spindle turning as the capacity over the
ways wasn't that large, but the distance between the headstock/
tailstock could be around 40". These lathes had all milled faces and
surfaces, cast and milled right here in the USA. They also features a
Reeves drive motor on most of the units that allowed speed changes to
be made with a lever, no pulley changes needed.
If it is in good shape, it is a truly nice piece of equipment.
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