holding big stock on lathe
I am in the process of rebuilding my mower deck for my ford 1320. She needs a new set of wheels and I wanted them to be the last set she sees. Seeing how oem wheels run $100 a piece & are likely to break down again...and I have a lathe so why not make them? I found a deal on some 6" CR stock: 2peices of 5" length for $100, I pick it up on friday. I intend to make 4 wheels of 2" width and 6" less what I take off to true it. My lathe has a 16" swing, but I don't think my chuck is large enough to handle it. It will be close, but even if it is, the jaws will be real close to disengaged & I don't think that's an appropriate way to hold it.
Had a few different ideas to mount it properly, but wanted to see how some of you might do it? The more detail the better! thanks!
time is of the essence seeing how the lawn is growing & cutting 4 acres with a hand mower ain't fun at all.
ps...I have a couple old brake rotors that seem prized for a faceplate if that sounds like a good direction.
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