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jordanp

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171 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lathe live center chuck craftsman

I just purchased a one way talon 4 jaw lathe chuck to put on my old craftsman lathe..

Any advice on how to remove this old live center? (Or whatever it’s called)

Edit

Just hooked it all up did a couple of practice pieces. Everything is looking good

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy


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#1 posted 171 days ago

Jordan is it a friction fit? Is there a hole on the opposite side of the head for a knockout tool? My Jet has a short bar with a knob on one end for lightly tapping such stuff out with a hammer.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#2 posted 171 days ago

I’m not sure there is a small hole that goes all the way through it.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#3 posted 171 days ago

?maybe a cheapo awl that fits through the visible hole in the drive center? and a little prying?

Edit…congrats on the OneWay chuck!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 171 days ago

Take a piece of wood or all thread a go in the hole at the other end of the headstock and pop the drive center out. You will need to give it a good blow with a hammer.

-- mrg

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#5 posted 171 days ago

Double post.

-- mrg

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#6 posted 171 days ago

Jordan: look on the opposite side of lathe head. There is probably a hole that goes through the lathe head that allows you to tap the center out from the back of the live center with a steel rod.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#7 posted 171 days ago

As noted above.

A knock out bar:

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/

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jordanp

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#8 posted 171 days ago

I took the pull off the opposite side and it appears to be a solid rod on that side.. going to look at it some more..

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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jordanp

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#9 posted 171 days ago

Got it! Thanks everyone for the help.. Mr and wahoo had it right.. I it wasn’t solid.. knocked it right out..

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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TerryDowning

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#10 posted 170 days ago

jordan, that is a spur drive for turning between centers.

The threads on that spindle appear to be 3/4×16 so yo will need the appropriate adapter to match the threading on the chuck.

I have lathe similar to that (a 1939 Dunlap Sears second line after Craftsman) Feel free to PM or email me if you have any more questions.

-- - Terry

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#11 posted 170 days ago

Does anyone use a washer between the adapter and the head stock?

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#12 posted 170 days ago

I have one of those lath. It is missing a nut that once you unscrew, it pushes the center piece out. You have a locking device on the side that needs to be turned and pushed in to lock the pulley in place and stop it from turning.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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jordanp

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#13 posted 170 days ago

I have it mounted now. I had already purchased a 3/4 16TPI adapter for the Chuck. James Mine appears to have a large 1/4 thick washer between the threads and the housing where the pulley is located.. It was on there when i purchased it.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#14 posted 170 days ago

Based on the picture I would say you will want to grind the edges of the spur drive before using. The edges should bite into the wood when struck with a mallet.

-- MPax, Atlanta

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#15 posted 170 days ago

I got a 5/16 rod and just slide it through the hole in the shaft. I never tap it with a hammer. I slide it quickly and sharply. I catch the spur in my right hand. I think that puts plenty of force on them without crushing the end of the taper.

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