Six-inch? Dunno. Don't think Sears ever sold one. But you could buy
three- and eight-inch faceplates at Sears as recently as a couple years ago.
Try crossposting to rec.crafts.woodturning also.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
Oneway can custom make faceplates to fit pretty much ANYTHING.
Grizzly has faceplate "kits" - you buy the threaded insert separately,
although it's 8". http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/092.cfm
If those fail, try rec.crafts.woodturning.
As common as dirt.
But first, a word of warning, you may not like the prices
you find at the woodturning boutique catalogs. To that end,
I have a spare 5 1/4" Gen-U-Whine Sears face plate that I
could part with. Ping me on the back channel.
Otherwise you have,
Look for a Links page on the last site.
Oh, and look for 3/4-16.
I don't understand why anyone would need a 6" faceplate unless you're
turning something about 18" diameter or larger.
Try this link - I bought a 2" faceplate from him for my Delta Homecraft
lathe, and it's fine for anything I can turn inboard.
At the risk of losing a potential sale of my 5 1/4" to the
original poster I'd have to agree with you Jon. When I
started with my Craftsman lathe (50's vintage cast iron bed
with 9" swing) I uses a 3" screw center face plate and
eventually had another 3" screw center turned down to 1 1/4"
which I used for a good 90% of what I turned. Now granted I
turned smaller lidded bowls (bowels in rec.speak) but I
think I can count on two hands the number of times I used a
4" face plate.
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