View Full Version : Source of MT3-1" for the rotating chuck in the latest HSM

08-24-2004, 01:16 AM
Gents--I have exausted all my sources for a morse taper with a 1 inch dia end. I am trying to make the rotating lathe tailstock chuck in the latest issue of HSM July/August 04. I've tried MSC, Enco, Grizzly and a few others.

Would this be the same as MT3 Stub milling machine arbor?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

08-24-2004, 03:06 AM
You could get a MT to JT4 (or larger) adapter and turn it down to 1". MSC has them for about $5.00.

08-24-2004, 10:26 AM
Joel--thanks, I had thought those were hardened? I'll go out and check similar ones I have now. Thanks.

08-24-2004, 10:48 AM
Busy Bee Tools has one you might be able to use.
Item No: B461
Hope this helps,


08-24-2004, 02:44 PM
I believe the article was written by a Kanadian, and yes busy bee has the correct arbor but it to is Kanadian. Grizzly may have it, BusyBee claims to be the Kanadian rep for them.

I tried to get Busybee to get me the surface grinder that Grizzly sells for $1200 or so, Busy bee's price? $4700 can!!!!!

08-24-2004, 05:12 PM
Search on "arbor blank", many of the industrial suppliers carry them. About $35-40 or so.

Chronos in the UK sells them much cheaper, although you have to pay the additional freight. http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/

They have a lot of cool stuff I haven't seen in the US.