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Rick M.

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534 days ago

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 534 days ago

Update: I found these which should work fine.
http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2714&category=

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#2 posted 534 days ago

Good find , but a pricey little bugger : )

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#3 posted 534 days ago

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#4 posted 534 days ago

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 533 days ago

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 533 days ago

Good tip Reo, thanks.

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