My wonderful husband looked on the Web and found that the spindle that fits my chucks is available for my new lathe after all. Thanks to Biven Machinery, I now have it, and with a judicious combination of brawn and brains it is now fitted. Thank goodness for standardised parts. That spindle fits other lathes in the series. Now all my chucks are usable again, and the one I bought for the new thread has a much neater adapter because it’s small to bigger rather than the other way round. So I now have four chucks, that I can have different styles of jaws fitted to.
I recommend their level of service; they really do go the extra mile.
Two more projects in the portfolio; click on the image for the writeup.