QUESTION: In order to mount a 1" lathe chuck... I assume I need first a means to step up my spindle from 1/2" to 1" 8tpi? Do you guys have any recommendations for doing so? And/or any recommendations for the best lathe chucks for a Shopsmith? I see the chucks at Shopsmith.com...but they appear to be for 5/8" spindles(???) and the narrative descriptions are generally unclear.
These seem to me to be basic questions, but my searches have failed to find answers. *Leading me to believe I missing something very basic here???? Thanks (from Hawai`i).
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I believe that the chuck that Shopsmith sells also uses an adapter to go from 5/8" to the Nova's threads. If you decided to move to a dedicated wood lathe in the future, you should be able to use the chuck by getting the proper size adapter for the new lathe.
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I'll go with the 5/8->1" adapter (for Shopsmith) I see available through Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000K ... =pd_gw_unk