I've bought a second-hand lathe to try woodturning. Question 1. What make is the lathe, in case I need spares? there are no markings on it at all. About 1m long, cast iron hollow rectangular pylon at head end, twin round rails to which tailstock and tool support clamp. Twin square rails as a base. Motor on hinged plate so belt drive is self-tensioning (which is neat).It has a 3/4" x 10tpi thread on the nose(?) to which I'd mount a chuck.

Q2. The faceplate that came with it has threaded holes on the radii....M6 thread fits them. I'm wondering, why threaded?

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    Welcome to SE. Did you intend to include one or more photos? – Graphus Sep 21 '18 at 13:57
  • Q2: If the holes aren't threaded, the screws fly out when you turn on the lathe. – FreeMan Sep 21 '18 at 19:57
  • @Freeman In my experience, faceplates for wood lathes have unthreaded holes through which wood screws are screwed into the wood piece being turned. – Ast Pace Sep 22 '18 at 18:22
  • @AstPace - No experience with a lathe, therefore that was somewhat facetious. I guess my sarcasm font is broken. My bad. – FreeMan Sep 24 '18 at 11:21

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