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Forum topic by Rick M posted 03-17-2016 04:46 AM 610 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick M

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03-17-2016 04:46 AM

And willing to post a picture of the bottom of the spindle locking bolt? Just bought a used C2 that is missing that piece and I made a temporary from an M8 bolt that works fine but am curious how the original looks.

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#1 posted 03-17-2016 07:28 AM

Here it is.

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 07:34 AM

I would order the correct part. The end of a screw will not seat properly in the slot cut in the tailstock shaft. The width of the slot is .231 and the diameter of acrew, not the smaller nub at the end, is .302. You can damage the side of the slot if you crank down on the lock handle with something that foes not fit properly.

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 11:19 AM

Chuck your bolt in your lathe or in your drill press and file the end down. Solder in an allen wrench and you’ll be good to go.

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 12:34 PM



Chuck your bolt in your lathe or in your drill press and file the end down. Solder in an allen wrench and you ll be good to go.

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Very clever.

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#5 posted 03-17-2016 05:28 PM



I would order the correct part. The end of a screw will not seat properly in the slot cut
- joey502

Thanks for the picture. The one I made looks just like the one you posted, well the end of it anyway, nipple and all. For the knob I used a piece of Delrin. Works great. I just wanted to double check and make sure I didn’t miss something.

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#6 posted 04-01-2016 05:34 PM

Short video on the replacement knob.

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