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LeBlonde Regal 13" Backplate Assistance Needed


Mar 5, 2024
Pandora, Ohio
Hello! First time poster in this forum, so please forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong section of this forum or if this topic has already been discussed and I couldn't find the post.

I just got my first lathe. The good news is that it came with quite an assortment of collets! The bad news is that what I really need is a 3 jaw chuck. I'm primarily going to use this lathe for musical instrument repair. I already measured and know that I need a backplate that has 5 TPI, but I don't know where to begin looking for one. From the research I've done, it seems that this TPI was a LeBlonde exclusive. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading!
What model of Regal? Take some photos of the lathe and a close-up of the spindle with perhaps a ruler/ scale in the picture for proportion . If you post those here you'll get some answers , I'll bet
Thank you for the reply! Here are some pictures of what I'm working with. I believe what I need is 2 1/8" 5 TPI.


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Looks like this issue comes up a lot with new owners of this machine.
Options seem to be:
Keep an eye out on eBay,
Make your own backplate.
Maybe post in the Antique forum to reach those who don't read the General forum, but are perhaps more likely to be on Team leBlond.