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That sounds like the size I had a few years back, as they were just too big on the O/D to fit into the recess in the end of the stand legs, so I slid them onto a mandrel, covered up all the working parts of the lathe, and then ground them down until they were down to the correct O/D. I think that finding new ones in the correct Imperial size will be next to impossible, but a long-established engineer’s merchant might have some tucked away somewhere.
It should be noted that the originals used by Shipley were in much thinner gauge material, and they can be compressed between your fingers. Nobody seems to make them like that any more. Perhaps a firm like Alberta Springs, (a friend of Tim Sharp) might be persuaded to make a batch for us….