anyone know where i can get a drive center that mounts on a threaded shaft?
I'm trying to set up a means of working on at least small projects in the limited space of my apartment. I bought a mini lathe at an auction for cheap when the chance came up. It came with a faceplate, but no other means of mounting wood. I found that the drive shaft could be locked and the faceplate unscrewed, revealing a 3/8in threaded end with (as best i can guess with calipers and counting) 24 tpi over a length of 1/2". Something could screw onto it, or tighten on to the smooth part of the shaft behind the threads, as many of the attachments it once had did. I'm wondering if anyone knows where i can get a drive center that would mount on this shaft. The device is an old multi purpose tool and once had a grinder, a drum sander and several other attachments, so if anyone knows where i can get parts like those that could mount on this, I'd like to find them as well. So anyway, any ideas, comments or suggestions are welcome, there a bunch of picture of the machine in my gallery if anyone wants to look.
Last edited by Paul01; 03-17-2008 at 01:31 PM.