Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Outboard turning?

wilbur
>I have an old Walker Turner lathe, with RH threading on the inboard side of the spindle and LH threading on the outboard side. I thought I would be clever and get an adapter with LH threading so that my chuck could mount on the outboard side. However, the threads that the chuck uses to mount on the adapter are still RH threads.

So am I asking for trouble by mounting the chuck on the outboard side with this arrangement? Is there any way of mounting my chuck on the outboard side safely?

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