Using a lathe with a dead center
Posted February 21 2008 - 01:38 PM
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Posted February 21 2008 - 04:12 PM
Another query, then: Am I supposed to make a dent in the stock where the dead center will contact the wood before I mount it in the lathe?
Posted February 21 2008 - 04:32 PM
You can use that candle to lubricate the tool rest also. Just rub it a couple of times and your tools slide smoothly.
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Posted February 21 2008 - 05:11 PM
Posted February 21 2008 - 05:28 PM
Please make sure you have enough pressure on the drive spur or you will not hold the blank properly.
The reason that wax is used to lubricate the dead center/wood is; The wax is not able to absorb into the wood grain like oil/WD40/grease. Use the wax but besure you tighten the tail stock enough to hold the wood.
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Posted February 21 2008 - 05:30 PM
Find the center on both ends and mark the center with a center punch. Give your center and drive spur someplace as reference.
Posted February 21 2008 - 06:24 PM
Posted February 21 2008 - 09:00 PM
is this the lathe you have?
im trying to finde a live center for mine.
i just got it over the weekend and had to order some parts like the mortis and belt.
the parts list on this thing is so blury at seard that they had no clue what i was asking for so it was like a dead end.
if you have an idea on how i can get a hold of one please help me out.
Posted February 21 2008 - 10:32 PM
Posted February 21 2008 - 11:55 PM
I'll bet yours is a MT1 ( morse taper 1)
I have a older craftsman lathe ( the kind with the tube mount like yours) and mine takes a MT1
so I went to sears and picked up a MT1 bearing center ( part no 925356)
that should slide in where your dead center came out of and you'll be all set
if you can't read your parts list, take your model number and go to the sears parts web site and you should be able to find the part number for your dead center ( and maybe the MT ? reference)
Posted February 22 2008 - 02:11 PM
Posted February 22 2008 - 02:29 PM
Originally Posted by Gilbey
Adson, are you saying I can convert my dead center to a live center?
Depends on what you have. Post some pics with different angles of your lathe.