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Project by Peter Oxley posted 2029 days ago 1771 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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What does everyone else use to press the morse taper centers and chucks out of the lathe stock? I didn’t like using a screwdriver, so I took a couple of minutes and put this together. I’m not sure what you would call this tool (hence the stupid title) ... maybe a punch? Anyway, it’s just 5/16” rod epoxied into a fir handle. It has enough mass that a couple of taps usually loosens the fitting.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --





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Bob #2

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#1 posted 2029 days ago

Peter mine came with my Delta VS lathe. It has a brass end on it for safety.
Good idea for the guys that don’t have one though.
I used another type a few years ago with a metal weight on the shaft that you slammed againt a stop to act like a dead blow hammer.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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lew

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#2 posted 2029 days ago

Looks similar to what came with my lathe, so it should be just fine!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Tony

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#3 posted 2029 days ago

Got one with the lathe, but with a silly plastic knob – yours looks much nicer.

However, I have never used mine yet. I have never used a morse taper in the head stock and in the tail stock, I just have to reverse the quill and it knocks out the the taper for me.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Peter Oxley

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#4 posted 2029 days ago

You guys have nice lathes. Mine isn’t really a part of my business, so I have a less-expensive one that didn’t come with such a tool … or a reversible quill! Brass would be nice, but I figured (hoped!) the round stock would be softer than the hardened MT. One of these days I’ll throw some finish on the handle.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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daltxguy

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#5 posted 2029 days ago

I use something similar to yours but without the handle :)

I can just see the wheels turning in the R&D office of Veritas/Lee Valley on how to improve on this design!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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SPalm

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#6 posted 2029 days ago

Hah,
I never knew there was really an official tool. I use a 1 foot drill bit extension thingy that someone gave me many years ago.

Yours looks very handsome.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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gjd

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#7 posted 2029 days ago

It looks like it could also serve as a burnisher for a card scraper.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 2029 days ago

What kind of lathe do you own ? Even my JET mini lathe came with its own ” Un-stuck-ifier ”....LOL I like your idea with the wooden handle and maybe I’ll unscrew the plastic knob that came on mine and make my own knob out of Rosewood or something nice like that …Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Holidays to you and yours : )

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bko

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#9 posted 1562 days ago

Nice one!

Generally this tool is known as a “knock out bar”.

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rance

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#10 posted 1308 days ago

Peter, I always heard them called a Knock-Er-Out-Er. But I could be wrong. Nice job. I never seen a lathe that didn’t come with one though. I always like to replace those plastic ones that come with tools, like on a drill press. They don’t even have to match. One other thing is if your live center has threads on the end, you might consider getting a bolt to go in there lest you bugger up the threads. Do it now before it gets stuck too tight and you really have to Un-stuck-ifie it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Peter Oxley

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#11 posted 1308 days ago

I bought my lathe second-hand (I won’t say used, because I think the guy assembled it and then let it sit untouched in the garage for a few years). There may have been an un-stuck-ifier with it, but if there was, it was lost in limbo.

@rance – that’s a really good point. I don’t think it is threaded, but I’ll take a look next time I knock it out.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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