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dieselpusher6262

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154 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lathe gizzly

I bought a very slightly used grizzly g1076z lathe off Craigslist. It was in excellent condition barely used since the guy selling it said he barely used it. Problem is that the previous owner had a piece of wood screwed into the faceplate and I can’t get it out. I am brand new to using a lathe, so I may have the names of stuff wrong. Anyways I tried putting a rod threw the back of the machine to knock it out and it moved a tiny bit, but wouldn’t come out. How do u fix this


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TheDane

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#1 posted 154 days ago

Can you post some pictures? Without some better idea of what the problem is, it is going to be tough to help you.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Kryptic

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#2 posted 154 days ago

the perils of craigslist

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cutmantom

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#3 posted 154 days ago

Face plate I think should be screwed on, check owners manual, if you don’t have one I think Grizzly has it on their website

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dieselpusher6262

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#4 posted 154 days ago

There’s no spot on the faceplate to put a wrench. I tried driving the rod threw and as best as I can tell the center of the faceplate and into the wood.

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Mike Throckmorton

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#5 posted 154 days ago

if the lathe has a spindle lock, engage it and try to unscrew the faceplate from the lathe head using your hands on the turning.

if you can’t budge it with your hands, you could try one of these: on the faceplate collar.

this has worked for me in the past.

-- You are never complete, you just draw a line where done is and stop at that line.

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Greg In Maryland

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#6 posted 154 days ago

Channel Lock or Locking Pliers?

Greg

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DrDirt

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#7 posted 154 days ago

The face plate unscrews from the shaft of the lathe head – - most turners have several of these face plates so that they can have multiple projects running at once.

You should be able to just spin the wood disk +face plate off. My lathe has a flat for a spanner/wrench on the headstock and the face plate, just for those times when it gets too tight.

If it is stuck, the strap wrench Mike recommended will work – - also can just give a few bangs with a mallet/deadblow, and it may be enough to loosen the threads. Just a few bangs – - like loosening the lid on a pickle jar
Don’t whale on it or you will damage the bearings in the headstock.

You can drill a ~1/4 hole into the wood block perpendicular to the axis (through the cylinder not the circular face) and put a screwdrive in the hole and spin the faceplate off

Trying to drive anything through the face plate is TOTALLY THE WRONG TRACK>... STOP!!!

Just grab the plywood and TURN IT…counterclockwise to unscrew the whole thing from your lathe.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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Kryptic

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#8 posted 154 days ago

like winning a lottery

never be afraid, and grab a long steel rod, a broom handle, anything that fits down the hole, and knock the plug out

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DrDirt

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#9 posted 154 days ago

This is what you are really looking at – the faceplate just unscrews

You screw a faceplate to your workpiece.

Then you just thread the assembly to the lathe spindle like a giant nut.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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dieselpusher6262

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#10 posted 154 days ago

“never be afraid, and grab a long steel rod, a broom handle, anything that fits down the hole, and knock the plug out”

and

Trying to drive anything through the face plate is TOTALLY THE WRONG TRACK>... STOP!!!

Arent these conflicting solutions. From my understanding I need to put a bolt or something similar in the hole to lock the spindle. then since I cant get the wood to move drill a lot in the existing piece of wood that’s mounted, put a bolt into it to get the nesseccary leverage and turn it. I am guessing the opposite direction that the blank would rotate while the lathe is spinning? If I am wrong on what direction to turn it please correct me, it just seems turning it the same direction as the lathe spins wouldn’t be correct because it would loosen just by using it. thanks for the help everyone

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benchbuilder

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#11 posted 154 days ago

If your still having trouble a getting it off, go online and get grizzly’s service help phone number and ask them.

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jeff

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#12 posted 153 days ago

does it not have a spindle lock or a hole for a rod/knockout bar on your faceplate to help you hold the faceplate while you try to remove the faceplate or piece?...don’t bang on the headstock you could damage your headstock bearing…lets us how you did…feel free to throw it across the room when get it off…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Rick M.

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#13 posted 152 days ago

The spindle will have threads on the outside for chucks and faceplates, a taper through the center for spur drives and drill bits. If removing a faceplate, it unscrews.

Grizzly G1076 is a clamping kit, not a lathe.

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LyallAndSons

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#14 posted 152 days ago

Unscrew it, don’t drive it! If you drive it too much as you were you could wreck the bearings in the headstock. From the pic, it looks like it may have moved them some anyway? Lets hope not but, as mentioned, if so equipped, engage the spindle lock and turn the faceplate/wood counter-clockwise (opposite the normal rotation of the lathe if you’re turning) and spin it off.

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989

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REO

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#15 posted 152 days ago

once you have the headstock locked turn the wood the SAME way as it would turn under power to unscrew it. Threads are right hand on the inboard end of the spindle!

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