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#1 posted 06-06-2013 05:53 AM

Mine does that if the tailstock loosens and slips backward. Look at the hole where the live center has been and see if it looks wallowed out. You might try drilling a shallow 5/16 or 3/8 hole in the wood blank so the live center can get in there nice and snug with plenty of bearing surface.

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