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Forum topic by snoopy55 posted 06-07-2020 02:10 AM 216 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2020 02:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe arbor questions

Going over my lathe arbors I came across one which I bought a while back. I found the name of it on the web, but I have no idea what it is for. It was from one of those four arbor sets.

The hole goes all the way thru, so I’m guessing you insert something. The only description that is given is a 24” dia bore, which it obviously does not have!

The second question, is the bearing assembly on a live center arbor normally come out of the arbor when removing your work piece?

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#1 posted 06-07-2020 09:46 PM

The first is likely a tailstock dead center that once had a spring-loaded center point.
The bearing assembly of a live center should not come apart when you remove the workpiece. Perhaps it was press fit together when manufactured and came apart because it was overheated in use.

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#2 posted 06-11-2020 03:49 PM

The first one is part of a 4 arbor set set I got for my Craftsman 12” a couple years back. I just got into working with it again.

I guess on the live center I’ll have to try to put a couple small nicks in the rim to hold it in place. If I damage it in doing it, back to the net for a new one!

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#3 posted 06-11-2020 04:36 PM

This may be similar or part of the Nova 5015 Live Center –

You can use a knock out bar to change different centers.

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