I would also look on Amazon (or elsewhere) for a forstner bit. I bought mine about six months ago and 3-1/8 was about $26 with free shipping. This insures a nice flat area for the transfer of power.
On the screws, get at least #12; get #14 if they will fit. Just don't get the whipy little #8's. When I bought mine I got four different lengths so that I would have them. The shortest extends about 1/2" for platters and the such and the longest about 1-1/2" for really large wet bowls. 90% of the time I use ones that extend about an inch.
Oh, the Powermatic ($4,000) comes with a three inch faceplate.
Or you can move up to the Vega Bowl lathe, up to 45" swing an you get a 4" faceplate.
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Last edited by NCPaladin; 01-27-2012 at 09:03 AM.