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Al Portante
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Thoughts on Alum faceplates
Feb 21st, 2021 at 8:36pm
 
What are they? Was looking for a 2nd FP, 1.25-8 thread.

Was wondering if anyone has used Al versions like this?
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I have two concerns
1. No flats. Hate to drill in hole in my work to get it off
2. Set screws in Al threads. Al threads....no bueno

Other than that,  made in US, good looking option....or??

Note....would love a 1.25-8 thread on a 2.5 or 2.75 dia FP, but just can't find one in steel.
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Re: Thoughts on Alum faceplates
Reply #1 - Feb 21st, 2021 at 9:29pm
 
Oneway sells 3" ones if that helps, cast or stainless
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Reply #2 - Feb 22nd, 2021 at 7:24am
 
I have a few of Don Pencil's aluminum faceplates and never had a problem with any of them. They don't have a flat, either, but by the look of the pic in the link you posted, there is a laterally bored hole in the plate. This is the same design as the ones that I have. You simply put a bar into the hole, smack it, and the faceplate comes loose from the spindle.
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Reply #3 - Feb 22nd, 2021 at 10:04am
 
Grant Wilkinson wrote on Feb 22nd, 2021 at 7:24am:
... They don't have a flat, either, but by the look of the pic in the link you posted, there is a laterally bored hole in the plate. .....


I just noticed the spanner hole you mention.  Makes me feel much better about trying these
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Reply #4 - Feb 22nd, 2021 at 10:22am
 
Ed Weber wrote on Feb 21st, 2021 at 9:29pm:
Oneway sells 3" ones if that helps, cast or stainless
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Those look like they'll do it!  Now I have to consider whether Al, at about 1/2 the price, is something I want to try.
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Reply #5 - Feb 22nd, 2021 at 10:24am
 
OMG    Roll Eyes

Oneway will sell direct but you have to fill out an order form and mail it in, or call direct??  Kidding??  Is it still 1990 in Canada? 

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Reply #6 - Feb 22nd, 2021 at 11:07am
 
Those were just the ones I knew off the top of my heas, I'm sure there are others available.
Once you find what you want, then you can try to find it used, cheaper, free shipping, etc..
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Reply #7 - Feb 22nd, 2021 at 1:29pm
 
Not in the market for a faceplate but checked out the links Ed provided. Saw a Oneway 10" faceplate. What are they turning up there that they would want a 10" faceplate? Shocked
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Reply #8 - Feb 22nd, 2021 at 2:18pm
 
I don't have a 10" but I have a couple of 8" face plates (not oneway)
What they're good for, I've found, is platters. When you get above 15"-16" or so, you can easily get vibration and fluttering if the piece isn't backed properly. Using higher speeds and a light touch can get you only so far.
They're also good for mounting asymmetric pieces, simply having more real estate to mount to can be helpful.
I'm sure others have used them differently
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Re: Thoughts on Alum faceplates
Reply #9 - Feb 23rd, 2021 at 12:38pm
 
OK...I'll ask, what's the reference to 'flats' about?
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Reply #10 - Feb 23rd, 2021 at 12:43pm
 
Flats for using a wrench vs a hole for using a tommy bar to tighten and loosen the plate
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Reply #11 - Feb 23rd, 2021 at 7:35pm
 
Really like the Oneway steel faceplate (6"?  8"?) I purchased from Craft USA several years ago.
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Reply #12 - Feb 23rd, 2021 at 7:49pm
 
The oneway are much heavier than the ones I have  Sad but regardless, I like having the larger diameter
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Re: Thoughts on Alum faceplates
Reply #13 - Feb 24th, 2021 at 11:25am
 
I have one of the Easy Wood aluminum faceplates, 3" IIRC.  One thing I suggest with any faceplate is to put a plastic washer on the lathe prior to mounting the faceplate.  Prevents the faceplate from locking up solid to the arbor.  I also have a couple of strap clamps, but never had to use them to take off a faceplate (so far).
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