Vintage Volks posted:aircooled posted:
Stan, is that your shop in the photos ? Looks like someone besides me likes Grizzly Lathes ! I will be getting an new Grizzly lathe in the near future. The one I have is too small and it's close to being worn out now after nearly daily use for 20 years. I like the gunsmith version............Bruce
I love my Grizzly lathe. Its perfect size for what I do and the community support is amazing. I actually built all the parts a while back to convert the spindle to a D1-3. I just needed a back plate for at least my 3-jaw chuck before installing it all. Now that it has shown up, the conversion is complete. That was the best modification I have done to this thing yet. Now I can turn in reverse and not unscrew the chuck!
Not to divert Stan's thread too much, as we are prone to do, but how did you pin the adapter to threaded spindle? How much did it add to the chuck overhang?