|Forum topic by Reworx||posted 07-06-2014 04:31 AM||1055 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-06-2014 04:31 AM
My apologies to all the old timers on the board for subjecting you to what I assume will be another thread like so many before. But, I’m in need of someone in the know who can put some meat on my head. ;)
I did some searches, but still haven’t found out exactly the info I’m looking for.
I just bought an old 46-525 Rockwell lathe. Fairly good shape overall and the only problem that I’ve had right off is the cone shaped dead stock piece wanting to stop turning. Not sure what the deal is yet but as long as you have the sleeve (?) seated all the way back it does fine. As soon as you spin the crank and the sleeve starts extending out, tightening up the piece of wood stock, then the dead center piece quits riding on the end of the threaded rod and seats itself farther into the sleeve and doesn’t spin after that. At that point the wood just spins on the cone.
What I want to do is just replace that with a live center. However, after searching high and low, I have yet to find out what the pertinent number, nomenclature, etc., is of that Rockwell style taper so that I can know I’m ordering a part that will actually work. It’s not flat on the end like a Morse Taper and so far I can’t find anything to tell me what it is so I’ll know what I’m ordering!
Would appreciate any info!