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tomthumbtom8

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Hello all I'm new to wood turning and would like some advice

I have just bought a wooden lathe a sterling 1000 of ebay and was hoping for advice on pen turning.
I only bought the lathe for finishing the pens(sanding) as I don't have anything with speed for sanding the finished pens

Last year I made a CNC Machine and I have just finished a fourth axis for barley twists and pen turning

my fourth axis is stepper motor driven and has a three jaw chuck attached to a index plate and a live centre.

but how do I attach a mandrel to the lathe in my haste I bought a mandrel with a taper before Christmas but the lathe only has a threaded shaft I believe it to be 3/4 X 16 unf what do I need to do

tom
If it doesn't work use a (hammer)
 

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You can get a plain mandrel that you hold with a chuck in your lathe rather than a morse taper. It's what I have as I have a tiny lathe with a screw thread. It's basically just the steel rod - one end held by the chuck and the other held with your live centre.

Sanding should be done at low speed - 600rpm - you don't want to burn the wood. Just need a light touch too and work down the grits. Others are more experienced at pen turning than me.
 

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Wemcome Tom , you have come to the right place for advice ask and you shall recieve ,
Enjoy and happy turning.
 

tomthumbtom8

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Jensmith would you be so kind as to post a image of your mandrel please so I know what to look for ??

TOM
 

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Ok So I need a chuck with a 3/4 16 unf thread has anyone got one for sale

been on ebay but £80 odd pound is out of my price range for the moment.

Tom
 

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Oh, if you want a chuck you're beter off posting in the For sale / wanted section so people will read your post.
 

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Thank you Jensmith
I will post a request in for sale/wanted thanks for the head up

Tom
 
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