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Forum topic by RichBolduc posted 05-25-2018 12:11 PM 450 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RichBolduc

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05-25-2018 12:11 PM

Hi everyone.

New to turning and woodworking in general. Just got my first wood lathe but am familiar with metal lathes through work. My question is about one of the parts that came with it. There’s a part called an “OP Bar” and I have no clue at all what it’s for. The only place that it’s listed in the entire manual is in the box components list. Any help is appreciated.

Rich


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#1 posted 05-25-2018 12:15 PM

Picture?

Is it the bar used to poke items back out of the headstock?

Brian

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#2 posted 05-25-2018 12:20 PM

That’s what i’m thinking but I’ve only ever heard them referred to as knockout bars, never an OP bar.

It’s line item 3 on this packing list. It’s literally a straight bar with a plastic knob on the end.

Rich


Picture?

Is it the bar used to poke items back out of the headstock?

Brian

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Woodmaster1

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#3 posted 05-25-2018 12:59 PM

Knockout bar would be the correct answer.

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#4 posted 05-25-2018 01:15 PM

Yep, you have to be careful with those folks.
They may suggest you form a spigot rather than a tenon also. :)

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#5 posted 05-25-2018 03:51 PM

I had one made with brass end as not to destroy taper :<))

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#6 posted 05-25-2018 11:54 PM

I also have a Comet II, and I think it is a fine little lathe.

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#7 posted 05-26-2018 12:00 AM

Thanks it’s my first lathe… Got it to help with the mallet swap. Should be finishing up the lathe/sharpening station this weekend. It was a false base in it with 40-50 lbs of sand per recommendations from this board. Have the drawers cut and should get them assembled and installed over the weekend.

Rich

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