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Extending Lathe

#262291 by Lotsofquestions » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:44 pm

Hi everyone :) We just got our son a mark 5, we are pretty sure a 500series.
He is super excited and can’t wait to start making stuff. One thing he really wants to make is a sword from a tutorial online. Problem is the lathe is 34” and he needs it slightly longer. Is there a reason not to buy longer tubes and replace the ones that are there? Doing a cursory look, it seems like it wouldn’t be difficult to remove them.
Thx for your help- I’m sure we will have lots of questions. At least paranoid mom will ;)
Kimberly

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Re: Extending Lathe

#262292 by JPG » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:54 pm

Question is, how long is 'slightly?

Yes longer tubes CAN be done, but will be $$$$$$.

What limits the length is the distance from the driving center etc. to the tailstock.

One can improvise a further away tailstock if that is done so carefully and safely.(A nearby wall comes to mind).

Critical is that at all times, the spacing and alignment between the driving center and the tailstock be constant.(immobile)

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Re: Extending Lathe

#262293 by JPG » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm

OH! BTW Welcome!!

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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Re: Extending Lathe

#262295 by rpd » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:24 pm

Consider making the handle and the blade separately. :)



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1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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