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Forum topic by Mojohn posted 11-09-2009 02:50 AM 7817 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mojohn

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11-09-2009 02:50 AM

I have inherited a Sears wood lathe, model# 149.23871. I have discovered that the cup center, cup center point & cup center ball are missing. Sears no longer carry these parts and show no substitution parts. Can anyone give me a place to look for replacement?


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#1 posted 11-09-2009 06:45 AM

Good luck. I have been looking for the entire live center with the cup point for a while. Found an entire tail stock on E-Bay and even it was missing the center.

Scrappy

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 04:08 AM

hi, i went threw the same deal
i misplaced the live center for my older sears lathe. so what i did was measure the thread pitch on the tail stock 3/4 16 and found a jacobs chuck on ebay to fit(10.50 with shipping) it is a half-inch chuck so it will take a morse taper#1 live center. found an ok #1 morse taper live center at www.woodcraft.com for 15 bucks and i am now back in business

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 09:22 AM

elrockk, Did you say your TAIL STOCK has 3/4×16 threads? That is the size of my head stock.(drive side)

The tailstock is 1/2×20? (fine thread) or mabey mine is different from yours.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 11-14-2009 04:04 AM

my mistake, yes it is 1/2 20 on the tail stock.but the 1/2 inch jacobs chuck will take a #1 morse taper live center

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#5 posted 11-14-2009 06:33 AM

Thanks Elrockk

Will check into that.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 11-14-2009 08:15 PM

My problem was solved at the local hardware store. Found a 5/16×3/4” bronze bushing, which fit inside the tailstock and a Vermont countersink bit that fit inside the bushing. Just enough play for a little beeswax. If I can find a ball bearing to insert, it would probably be even better.

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#7 posted 08-08-2012 04:24 AM

i have a complete working lathe model—149.23871 sears robuc co. i live in maine and am willing to sell for the right price—

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#8 posted 02-18-2015 08:03 PM

In case anyone needs the manual

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#9 posted 08-04-2015 05:31 PM

To elrockk, how do you keep the 1MT shank on the live center from wobbling in the 1/2” chuck?

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#10 posted 08-05-2015 12:24 AM

it holds it fine I just insert it all the way in and tighten all 3 chuck points a few times until I tighten it down no wobbles yet

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#11 posted 08-05-2015 12:47 AM

Have you considered having a machine shop make you one? I have this lathe as well and now I am thinking I need to be nice to those center points. No more hammering the drive piece into the wood.

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