If the 04' written on it is the year it was built then its about 50 years too late to be Snook Bait Co. IT does have a similar look though. Wonder why the builder called it a surfster, it looks more pikie than surfster.
Faceplate, which is screwed into the work piece. Used for bowls etc. The other is a lathe chuck, you can mount a bit and use it for through wire drilling. Not sure about the other part, hard to tell from the pic.