Talk me off the ledge (first lathe)...

Discussion in 'Brush Making and Restorations' started by ralph029, Mar 14, 2019.

    Thanks @CigarSmoka I will have to pick up a set of those. They look like an upgrade to using the dead center and live center directly on the bushings.
     
  1. You’re welcome. It’s a personal preference but I think you’ll see the advantage of using the adaptors.
     
  2. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator Contributor

    Thanks CigarSmoka

    I'm on the hunt for some the buffers came yesterday, but as for the adaptors I need to dig a bit deeper over here I can find loads State side without a problem. it's as though we are way way behind the rest of the world but saying that they could be called something else.....
     
  3. @Ice-Man - Worst case scenario I could always order a pair with my next order and send them to you. Unfortunately I just got enough supplies in to last me a good while, and I have several kits as well, some have been in my work bench for a few years now. To make matters worse I like to buy as much as I can from a vendor that doesn’t stock them because he’s an active part of the community, posting videos and regularly taking part in the posts at IAP. If you want to make nice pens I highly recommend joining the IAP forum, the guys there really helped me step up my game and some are amazing penturners, especially the custom/kitless guys. It’s free and everything you need to know is there, along with several people willing to help you along the way. Anyhow if you haven’t found any sometime down the road let me know.
     
  4. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator Contributor


    Thank you Sir!!! But I might find them as over here that name is a bearing race, but I will keep digging something will turn up.
     
  5. They also call bushings bushes, so maybe pen bushes adaptors? I checked beaufortink.com but they don’t carry them. They do carry some very nice pen kits though...
     
  6. @GAW9576 - I tried that TBC mandrel setup from PSI and it was a bad experience. For starters, the 2 parts were not only rusted when I took them out of the bag of packing grease but they weren’t terribly accurate either. There was a heavy vibration on the tailstock one. To make matters worse, the live center heated up and quickly became VERY hot. I’m sure it’s a cheap single race bearing that’s not going to last. I got an RA number and returned it but my debit card was never credited... I’ve haven’t bought from PSI since.
     
  7. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator Contributor

    Yep I live in the UK and they could be called something else but we will get there
     
  8. Wow. Sorry to hear that.
     

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