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post #1 of 12 Old 06-05-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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First post w/ a question(of course)

Hey everybody, my name is Josh and I just picked up an old school wood lathe. My plan was to start turning some projects and pens.



My question is there a mandrel that I could get for this lathe? It's a Dunlop which apparently was made for sears some 60 odd years ago.
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-05-2011, 06:26 PM
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welcome to the forum Katz.

by mandrel do you mean chuck?

your drive center should have a morse taper that fits into the headstock. maybe a #2 m.t.. if you can figure out what size you have, then you can get all kinds of accessories to fit into the head.
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Forgive my lack of terminology.
I think I know what you're getting at but there's no taper.
It's a solid shaft and this piece just screws down onto it to hold it in place.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-05-2011, 07:04 PM
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find out the size of that shaft .shopsmith makes a shaft like that and there are adaptors for them so surely you can get an adaptor
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I went out and measured 5/8".
Upon google search I found this http://www.pennstateind.com/store/l5818.html
Is that what you were referring to?
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exactly!
will that work for you?if so you can add chucks and so on to your lathe with it
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and buy this
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/CUG3418CCX.html
i bought one and it works fine and its reasonable priced
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Robert, since you are being so helpful, could you recommend a mandrel to make 7mm pens that will work with the adapter I provided the link to?
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cant help you there lol
i have not turned the first pen
but there are plenty here that can help you
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For anyone that was the same boat as this thread I found this should work.
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKM-CL.html
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For anyone that was the same boat as this thread I found this should work.
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKM-CL.html
Sorry for being late to the thread -- this is exactly the mandrel I use with my Dunlap lathe, although I bought it from an eBay seller rather than direct from Penn State Industries.

Be careful when you tighten the tailstock against the end of the mandrel -- on mine, it's not possible to replace the dead-center, and the point in the middle started to wear away. If you overtighten the tailstock against the mandrel, it will both flex the mandrel (resulting in off-center pens) and wear down the point more quickly.

Have fun!

Please visit my website, Fruit of the Lathe
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sorry i wasn't any help Katz. but i did learn something. so thanks.
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