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Wildwood

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#1 posted 599 days ago

I have never felt a need for a step center, but popular with lot of turners. I mark centers and punch center hole on both ends with an awl before pounding in my 2 prong centers and bringing up tailstock & tighten down. I do a lot of turning spindles and rough out bowls between centers using this method. I can turn a dovetail or tenon on a bowl blank for chuck mounting between centers.

You will still be marking centers & using an awl to punch a hole in centers. For folks not familiar with step centers here is a nice video on using step centers in both head/tailstock. JMHO, would not waste my time with something from PSI or Amazon.

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=lathes-acc-rtc-revsteb

I bought my two prong centers from Craft Supplies & Packard Woodworks. Afyer almost twenty years had to adjust center prong on my Craft Supplies 2 prong center.

-- Bill


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