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Shaft Straightening for Old Arn

05-02-2017 09:25 PM by papadan | 14 comments »

Was reading the Arnfest thread Here and one of the posters mentioned having a bent shaft in an old drill press. This method doesn’t always work on some of the newer steels and alloys they use nowadays but has always worked on the good old arn shafts and rotors. I actually can’t tell who or where I learned this process, they weren’t supposed to share it with me. I have watched it done and done it myself quite a few times. To start with you need to have small holes in the ends of the shaft, most have these already from the original milling process. You need to mount the shaft between centers on a lathe or set up a couple mounted points to hold the shaft. ...

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