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Tim C.

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12-02-2021 07:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe turning question

I recently purchased a barely used Jet 1220VS Lathe that has sitting in a garage for several years.

Now that I have it in my shop, I have found that the Center Point has been removed from the Live Center and the Live Center is stuck in the Headstock. Any suggestions or ideas to remove the Live Center from the Headstock would be greatly appreciated,

-- Tim C., Woodstock, GA


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#1 posted 12-02-2021 08:29 PM

Knockout rod through hole in spindle.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 12-03-2021 01:55 AM

Hi Brad, Thanks for the reply, but I already tried the knockout rod without success…which is why I posted for advice!

Guess I should have included that in my original post!

-- Tim C., Woodstock, GA

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#3 posted 12-03-2021 02:04 AM

Knockout rod is how the centers get removed from the headstock. You may try using a bit of penetrating oil and heat to help. If it won’t come out, get a bigger hammer ;)

Also, why is there a live center in the headstock anyway???

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 12-03-2021 02:26 AM

MrUnix asks a good question, What was the reason to has a live center in the headstock? Here’s a video to using heat to remove from the tailstock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvDn328-txo

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#5 posted 12-03-2021 02:41 AM

A brass rod used as a punch would be good to use to drive out the live center. A big hammer is good, a brass rod will take all the damage without hurting the center or the headstock.

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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#6 posted 12-03-2021 08:10 PM

Hello Again Brad/MrUnix;

I’ll give the penetrating oil & heat a try!

Good point! I asked the same question (Why is a live center in the headstock…however this was an estate sale & the original owner’s family had no knowledge of woodturning or the lathe…so I’m not sure why this was done…

Thanks for the tip, Tim

-- Tim C., Woodstock, GA

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#7 posted 12-03-2021 08:14 PM

Hello WoodenDreams,

I have no idea reason why a live center was in the headstock? I found the Lathe at an estate sale & the original owner’s family had no knowledge of woodturning or the lathe…

Thanks for the video link, Tim

-- Tim C., Woodstock, GA

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#8 posted 12-03-2021 08:16 PM

Hello Hairy,

Thanks for the tip using a brass rod, I’ll give it a go!

Thanks again, Tim

-- Tim C., Woodstock, GA

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#9 posted 12-03-2021 11:07 PM

The live center likely has the center bored out, if so it will be larger than the stock knock out bar. I’ve got a live center that’s too short to auto-eject from the tail stock, so I use the knock out bar at a slight angle, a few light taps and it’s free. Same principle applies here.
Earl

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