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Forum topic by Rick M. posted 02-03-2013 09:05 PM 811 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2013 09:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: morse taper dead center live center

Yep, you read it correctly a zero Morse taper cup center. My Goodell Pratt has one but it’s wore out and I haven’t been able to find one for sale anywhere. Here are the options I can think of…

1. Take the original to a machinist and try to have it repaired.
2. Have a new one made
3. Buy a 1MT live center and have a machinist turn it down to a 0MT
4. Try and make one myself from a grade 2 bolt by attaching it in a drill and cutting the taper with a file, then filing a point on the other end and gluing on a small coupling nut for a center.
5. Buy a 0MT dead center for metal and try to make it work.

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 03:21 AM

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 03:24 AM

Good find , but a pricey little bugger : )

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 03:28 AM

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#4 posted 02-04-2013 06:53 AM

Those are the same ones I found Dan but none of them are cup centers. Since having a machinist make one would probably be cost prohibitive, I’ll probably buy the one I listed above.

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 07:05 PM

if you get into some really soft wood just put a washer on the taper before you tighten it up and it wont sink out of sight.

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 07:06 PM

Good tip Reo, thanks.

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