bed extension compatibility
#11
  
I have an older Turncrafter Pro and recently was offered for free a bed extension for what I believe to be the same size lathe but with the a Jet badge.

It's my understanding that many of these smaller 10" and 12" lathes are re-badges of a design from some factory in Taiwan / China.

What is the likelyhood of the bed extensions being compatible?

I don't have the EXACT part number of either my lathe at hand and I'm waiting to hear the part number from the extension.  I've made a note to update post when I get home and can add the lathe part number.
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. -- G. Carlin
Reply
#12
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
Rob

I would not think so.  A lot of them make them different to keep the customer coming back.  You can get the bolt pattern off of yours from a piece of paper to see if it matches tho
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.
Reply
#13
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
Simple. If you have access, make a paper pattern of the bolt holes.
If they line up, you're golden.
My mama said to get things done, you better not mess with Major Tom
Reply
#14
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
Well, actually the bolt holes could line up, but if the the ways are a different thickness, or distance from the bolt holes, then things won't fit.
"Mongo only pawn in game of life."        Mongo
Reply
#15
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
(07-17-2017, 03:41 PM)Rob Young Wrote: I have an older Turncrafter Pro and recently was offered for free a bed extension for what I believe to be the same size lathe but with the a Jet badge.

It is being offered to you free. Take it.

If it does not fit your Turncrafter, then it will fit the Jet that you get or the Jet of someone else here.
"the most important safety feature on any tool is the one between your ears." - Ken Vick

A wish for you all:  May you keep buying green bananas.
Reply
#16
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
(07-19-2017, 09:58 AM)iclark Wrote: It is being offered to you free. Take it.

If it does not fit your Turncrafter, then it will fit the Jet that you get or the Jet of someone else here.

That's the logic I'm applying.  But since it will be a few weeks (owner currently on vacation) before I can lay hands on it, I was thinking about the need to modify my lathe stand and getting a head start.
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. -- G. Carlin
Reply
#17
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
Every time I've tried to modify something in advance of receiving whatever Im making modifications for I have to redo some or all of my modifications. I'd wait, but you may be a better engineer than I am.
Janus was a disaster, coming or going - K. L, McReynolds 07/01/2015

My blog: http://wcwoodworking.blogspot.com/
Reply
#18
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
(07-20-2017, 04:31 PM)crokett™ Wrote: Every time I've tried to modify something in advance of receiving whatever Im making modifications for I have to redo some or all of my modifications.  I'd wait, but you may be a better engineer than I am.

I'd wait too.  I understand wanting to get started but have it in hand first otherwise you'll likely end up making more work for yourself.
Rodney
Reply
#19
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
(07-20-2017, 08:23 PM)Rodneywt1180b Wrote: I'd wait too.  I understand wanting to get started but have it in hand first otherwise you'll likely end up making more work for yourself.
Rodney

I think you misunderstood the post. The stand (more of a rolling cart) needs to be modified to handle a longer bed lathe regardless of the lathe model or lengthening method.

That can be done without knowing about bed extension compatibility.  Lengths of modified mini lathes is easily found in manufacturers data and so new size for stand top is easily determined.
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. -- G. Carlin
Reply
#20
  Re: bed extension compatibility by Rob Young (I have an older Turn...)
You're right.  I thought it was about the extension, not the base it's sitting on.
Rodney
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)