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Forum topic by bob101 posted 01-28-2013 02:01 PM 1499 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2013 02:01 PM

hey guys, i have an old walker turner lathe that i dont use much, but want to get some new centres for it. it is quite substantial, has about a 40 inch bed, variable speed (wheel with dial indicater) how do i tell what size the centres are #1,#2 morse taper ETC. i know stupid question but im not a big lathe guy. thanks in advace.

-- rob, ont,canada

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 03:15 PM

The easiest way is to take one you do have and go to a woodcraft, rockler, or similar in your area and let them look at it. Otherwise, measure the angle and verify it from there. Lastly, there is a guy I met in vegas who has a store called woodworkers emporium. they are on the net. He is one of the most knowledgeable guys I know and he would know right away and give you a fair deal on the items you need.

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 03:36 PM

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 04:36 PM

Is this your lathe?

If not scroll down and see if can find it listed here:

May or may not have a pub on some lathes. If have a welding/machine shop in you town take what ever drive/lathe center you have to them. Folk there should be able to help you out.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 04:40 PM

couldnt look at picture my internet shuts down when i click the link

-- rob, ont,canada

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 04:47 PM

thanks for the help guys i will measure them

-- rob, ont,canada

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