simon.holyfield wrote:Steve, does the spindle go through the lathe headstock? I'm wondering if I will be able to drill the centre hole using my 7 x 14 mini lathe, which has a 20mm hole through the headstock.
How long is the swinging arm spindle?
225mm long to start with Simon but thats a little over size. After the bushes were reamed to take the 7/8" spindle I turned down its lengh so that only two thou was sticking out each end. Actualy I'm wrong, I should have said 12 thou sticking out each side of the bushes.
The outside dia of the spindle is nearer 22mm so that won't go through the headstock, doesn't even go through mine.
I've some of my silver steel left over, don't mind drilling one out for you.