Re: Off-center turning - determining fault

re: faceplate
I mentioned above... Last week I was in a store that had the Delta Midi and
Jet Mini side-by-side. The jet had no "wobble" and the delta did. I put the
delta's faceplate on the Jet and it spun true. I put the Jet's faceplate on
the Delta and it had the same wobble.
Is it possible that they've had a bad run of the Midi lately? I bought mine
last October. I pick it up after being in the shop for a warranty
replacement of the shaft to see if it fixes the wobble. I'm keeping my
fingers crossed but I'm not too hopeful. I'll report in with my findings.
Carlo.

>
> > I tested it by putting the tool rest very close to the faceplate (to serve
> > as a fixed reference) and manually turning the spindle. The gap between > the
> > two varied almost a millimeter.
>
> Just done this myself and got a similar result, I don't know if the
> faceplate a perfectly round though.
>
> > At this point if anyone should ask I would recommend against buying a > Delta
> > Midi lathe. And based on the repair time, against buying any Delta tools. >
> If only you'd posted that a month ago, I could have saved myself a lot of > bother >
> Stuart
>
>
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Carlo Robazza
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WooHoo! I just got the lathe back and it is much smoother now; no noticable wobble at all. I would seriously suggest that anyone with a Delta Midi that has this problem, contact Delta right away and tell them. Mine was fixed for free. I even got a replacement plastic tailstock handle under warranty, too.
Now, if I can just find the time to do some more turning. My damned job hunt is interfering with my play time.
Carlo.
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