Hi There!, I have some problems with my lathe, I don't know how i can remove the
headstock spindle (spur Center) rockwell in this lathe 3400 to put the plate
face, I went to Rona, Home depot and any place to buy some nut 3/4( but is
not working), can you help me with that, Ragards
Hold a ruler against the threads and count the number of threads in one
inch. My suspicion is that your lathe uses a less common thread pitch, so
a 3/4" nut from the hardware store will not work.
What you have is the Canadian Rockwell Beaver 3400 lathe, as I have.
One, the spur center does not have a morse taper, it threads on as you have
Two, the threads are 3/4" x 16 threads per inch, a regular nut will not fit
it, but you do not need one.
Three, to remove the spur center, look closely at it. You will see close to
the headstock casting, next to the spur center, a set of flats (not the ones
on the spur center) on the shaft that will fit a thin wrench. Put a thin
wrench on these flats and another on the spur center and unscrew the spur
center. If you do not have a suitable thin wrench of the correct size you
may have to purchase the thinnest one you can find and possibly grind it
down until it fits the flats without catching on the spur center.
replying to EXT, Peter Queens wrote:
Thanks guys, and Thanks for your attention, Im try like you explain, find the
flat part , because the 3/4 16 is gone in my area I went again to Reno,
Homedepot, Rona , etc and they don't have 3/4 16, and also knock the door in
autopart store, not luck, so Im tried the flat part, Regards
I've ordered from Bolt Depot before and have not had any problems.
Usually my biggest problem is weight--my wallet is a lot lighter after
ordering, then I have to carry the stuff out to the garage! No
At any rate, what are you trying to do exactly? Is the spindle not
replying to Puckdropper, Peter Queens wrote:
No my friend, all is good , the lathe work like a champ, I bought the lathe 2
months ago, and always i'm trying to put the plate to make bigger projects,
but like I explain , my skyll in diameters, nuts, complete cero hahaha,
From your picture and description, I just don't see where the problem is.
Doesn't your face plate simply screw on to the spindle? On the lathes I
have, that's how it works. What I see in the picture is a nut and a
threaded spindle, but once that nut is out of the way the face plate should
just thread on, right?
If you're trying to make a face plate, perhaps purchasing one would be more
effective? Taig uses a 3/4-16 spindle on their lathes, and you can get
parts and accessories from Nick Carter at cartertools.com .
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