Hi my brother brought a wood lathe for my dads 60th second hand but it did not come with in info or manual DO you know of anywhere i might be able to get one from i would be greatful for any help you can give me my dad has always been fasanated by wood turning and would love to try and do it but at the moment does not know if there is anything missing or how to work it due to no info it is a 12 inch 5 speed wood lathe by nu-tools? model no - NWL37. Or if you know anywhere i might be able to get one from or who can help me i would be very greatful i am in the uk
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Such accessories tend to be universal rather than dedicated to any particular make or model of lathe.
Such accessories are available from many outlets and catalogues containing items for the wood-turning enthusiast.
The tailstock of most lathes would be produced with a Morse taper numbers 1, 2 or 3 and with a variety of adaptors a number of live or dead centres, drill chucks or morse taper drill bits can be used.
Similarly the headshock spindle should be found to have a standard thread capable of accepting a number of chucks, faceplates, drive spurs and so forth.
The headstock spindle thread and the tailstock taper should be listed in the machine specifications and then armed with that information you can shop around a multitude of suppliers to find the best deal.
Most wood lathes, like most metalworking lathes, have a spindle that is threaded to accept a variety of fairly standard accessories including chucks and faceplates of various sizes and types to accommodate different types of work.
Any lathe that does not accept a variety of such accessories would be a complete waste of time.
Obtaining a manual for much imported machinery is almost impossible to obtain but most imported machines are close copies of industry standard machines and so generic information such as can be obtained from almost any supplier or experienced user is all that is required.
Take the entire screw out of the tailstock and examine the internal and screw threads carefully. Suspect something is 'galling' the threads causing the bind or possibly, the screw has been bent. You may have to chase the threads with a suitable tap and die to get things working again. It may also be that the lubrication did not reach the entire thread. Hope this helps!