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Forum topic by boot_scootin posted 12-24-2015 01:10 PM 681 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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boot_scootin

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12-24-2015 01:10 PM

My issue with the lathe is the spindle center won’t come off the shaft so I can put the plate on. I look at the diagram and the spindle spur is supposed to come off. I looked online and that are 2 different pictures. 1 is the spur spindle is not touching the nut on the shaft. 2nd is it is touching the nut on the shaft but diagram still says it can be taken off. Now my lathe, spur spindle is tight against the nut, or the nut and spur are one piece bececause there us no seam between them.

I’ve sprayed penetrate oil on it, still won’t budge. Any of you guys have suggestions? I’ve pryed and turned the spur spindle, I just can’t get the center shaft to stop spinning
http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/images/9035-A.jpg that is a pic of the spur spindle right up against the nut
http://www.streamlineworkspace.com/thumbs/item/1024x768/29389/13384/r_35-1.jpg there is another one against the nut
http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/00033971-00001.png that’s the closest diagram I could find showing that it should come off

There isn’t much to get anything in to hold the spindle from turning. Just looking for ideas on how To get the spur off, but I don’t see a seam, and I don’t want to start beating on it, because I nknow I will cause damage most likely.


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hairy

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#1 posted 12-24-2015 02:18 PM

It looks to me like it is threaded on, maybe left hand threads.

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Nubsnstubs

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#2 posted 12-24-2015 03:42 PM

Since you found a parts diagram, a user manual should be pretty easy to find. It’ll tell you how to remove it. There are 3 options on how to solve your dilemma. #1 The spur has a set screw holding it on. #2 The sspur screws on with a right hand thread. #3 Toss the lathe and get one that has an instruction manual.( just kidding)


It looks to me like it is threaded on, maybe left hand threads.

- hairy

I’m ashamed of you, Hairy. A counter clockwise rotation with left handed threads is inviting disaster. Putting “maybe” in the suggestion does vindicate you some…..

Guaranteed if the spur does screw on/off, it’s going to be a right hand thread. Get yourself a wrench for the spindle nut, and one for the spur. Put the spindle wrench on the spindle nut, and the spur wrench on the spur, positioning the spindle wrench closest to you, and the spur wrench away from you at about a 15° spread. Take your dominate hand, or both, and squeeze the wrenches together. If that doesn’t work, look for a set screw holding it on. If there is no set screw, get some cheater bars, and try again.

If the above suggestion doesn’t work, use option #3…........... Jerry (in Tucson)

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LeeMills

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#3 posted 12-24-2015 05:05 PM

I had old Jet that was about the same.
Do as Jerry said. If it is really stuck/frozen you may not be able to break it free squeezing your hand. A wrench on the back nut and let the handle rest on the way. Another nut on the spur drive, you can slip a pipe over the handle of this one if you need more leverage.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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sawdustdad

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#4 posted 12-24-2015 05:20 PM

As others have said already—RH thread, two wrenches. Cheater pipe/persuader if needed. A little heat from a propane torch as a last resort.

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boot_scootin

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#5 posted 12-24-2015 07:39 PM

I got it off, 3 different tools and 2 hands. Ha-ha. Now my next issue is I put my plate on it and it wants to turn off as the lathe is spinning. For these older lathes do yous guys cheat and put Teflon tape on the threads of the spindle shaft?

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 12-24-2015 07:45 PM

What do you mean it’s wanting to turn off the lathe? What threads were on there and is your lathe turning in the right direction?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Roger212

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#7 posted 12-25-2015 01:09 AM

I got my chuck thoroughly stuck on the lathe earlier this year. After breaking the spud wrenches I usually us to remove the chuck and the faceplate, I used a monkey wrench, with a pin in the indexing thingy. However, what I’m mainly here to say is that you can cause this situation by putting the faceplate or whatever on with a snap of the wrist, or putting the faceplate part way on and snugging it up by turning on the lathe. That is what I had done, and since then I have put the faceplate, chuck or adapter on very gently, and haven’t had a problem. If I weren’t so lazy, I would make a couple of paper washers, which I am told also reduces the chance of a stuck device.

-- Cheers, Roger

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Rick M

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#8 posted 12-26-2015 09:27 PM

I cut a 1” hole in the center of a peanut butter jar plastic lid to use as a washer, working well.

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lew

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#9 posted 12-27-2015 01:57 AM

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/149358/antilock-lathe-spindle-washer-1.aspx


What do you mean it s wanting to turn off the lathe? What threads were on there and is your lathe turning in the right direction?

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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lew

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#10 posted 12-27-2015 01:59 AM

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