Where do you guys get spindle liners for your lathes? I would like
to run the occasional 3 foot bar in mine, now that I got it running
and have a post that works fairly well. bore is 2.950"
Anyone make their own?
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Because you said "occasional":
1) Make a ring out of plastic that attaches to the end of the stock
with a set screw. Machine the OD of the ring so it fits into the
spindle ID. The ring attaches to the OD of the stock with set screw.
The ring moves along the inside of the spindle with the stock as it
gets pulled toward the chuck.
When the ring reaches the end push the ring and bar end out the back
and reload. Down side is load, unload time and longer bar end/s.
2) Depending upon the operations, stock size and material type you may
be able to use (make) a liner that attaches to the end of your tube
and extends 12"-18" inside.
3) Buy PVC, HDPE or other plastic pipe with ID close to your material
OD (general purpose recommend within 1/16-1/32). Make rings out of
plastic or other material. Ring OD matches Spindle/Draw tube ID. Ring
ID matches Plastic OD (slip fit). Place rings evenly along plastic
pipe, set screw attaches rings to plastic pipe. Assembly goes into
spindle/draw tube. You will need a stop (something) at the end so the
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