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    Hi guys! I have an old Delta woodshaper and the spindle nuts are missing. I measured the thread with my pitch guages...it's 1/2" X16tpi.
    Any idea where I can find these? Seems sort of automotive to me???
    Thanks!
    Russ
    I have tools I don't even know I own...

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    British Standard Fine

    55* thread angle, found the info here

    http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/Tables/bsf1.htm

    not sure exactly where you will find a source (local to you that is)...bicycle shop w old British bikes, Brit motorcycles or auto... a fellow HSM in Britain?
    Last edited by RussZHC; 09-27-2011, 12:57 AM.

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    • #3
      Torker, 1/2" BSF is 16TPI. Where to get them? Down here I buy BSF nuts and bolts from these guys, but I'm sure there will be someone a bit closer to you.

      http://www.classicfasteners.com.au/

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      • #4
        Oh great! Wonder why Delta would use British threads on a shaper???
        Kinda strange!!!
        I have tools I don't even know I own...

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        • #5
          Are you sure they're not 1/2 by 16 NS (national special) standard 60 degree angle?
          Gary


          Appearance is Everything...

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          • #6
            Almost certainly 1/2-16 NS. I can't imagine they used Whitworth. Buy some 3/4" hex stock, or 7/8" if you want more bearing surface, and make your own nuts. Either cut the threads on the lathe, or buy a special tap. This place http://www.victornet.com/report/Taps...quot-/213.html has them for $11.40 apiece.
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            • #7
              Thanks SG....Im bettin you're right. I'm also thinking this same thread may be used on some auto wheel lug nuts...now to find some.
              Yep....see why I want to buy my own lathe again....hard to make this without one.
              We have two lathes at work but NO threading equipment for either (yep...strange huh)...and no time there for home projects.
              Russ
              I have tools I don't even know I own...

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              • #8
                Tap, 1/2 - 16 NS

                If you want a tap, check out mscdirect.com. They have a 1/2 - 16 NS plug tap #04844056 for $28.45.

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                • #9
                  Nuts for you

                  Hi Russ. If you want to take the spindle out and send it to me I'll make you a couple. Don't have a tap but will screwcut them to fit your spindle. Email me at [email protected] if interested. Great to see you still lurking, Peter
                  The difficult done right away. the impossible takes a little time.

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                  • #10
                    add't info sources for old woodworking equipment

                    For old machinery especially wood working
                    check owwm.org, for a manual and other info check
                    owwm.com those people love delta equipment

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                    • #11
                      #2 for SGW, Victor machinery Exchange have a good selection of special taps, their prices are OK too. McMaster Carr is also a good resource.Bob.

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                      • #12
                        Contact Joe at Plaza machinery, he probably has the parts:

                        http://www.plazamachinery.com/

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                        • #13
                          Edit reason: Link fails to work.
                          Last edited by Arcane; 09-27-2011, 11:18 PM.
                          Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                          • #14
                            Delta still makes them.

                            Torker, instead of making them, just buy them. I found them as item #108 at
                            this link.

                            http://www.mikestools.com/download/D...Shaper-WS5.pdf

                            Sorry,I can't figure out how to make it a link. I also find them at the Delta/Porter Cable service net under 43-355

                            http://servicenet.deltaportercable.c...Number=43-355#

                            After seeing the price of $12.49 each, maybe you do want to make them?
                            Jim McGovern

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                            • #15
                              Thank God I'm a horder...I found two on an old Ford leaf spring U-bolt that I had in a box of crap I brought with me.
                              Thanks anyway guys!
                              Russ
                              I have tools I don't even know I own...

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