I just purchase a record power lathe dml 24x/c and I set it up and it had a tail stock stationary centre or center in it. I tried it out and I did not like the way it burned the wood. I have a penn state lathe and it has a live centre and it worked great. I bought this record power lathe from craigs list and the guy I bought it from never used it and it is heavy duty but it is real basic. I was wondering if any body knows what size that center is on a record power dml 24x/c lathe and where can I purchase it in the U.S. I appreciate any advice I can get. Did I get a good deal. And can I update this lathe to make it better.