1595RE: [mlathemods] Re: live center woes
- May 2, 2006While I do have a live center for my spindle I rarely use it, I have one
made from a piece of 1" bar with a shoulder on it which I mount in the 3 jaw
chuck and true up quickly before use (as a matter of fact when I was an
apprentice almost 50 years ago most live centers were soft to enable them to
be trued before use), I use this mainly as it is quicker than removing the
chuck and fitting the face plate etc, I also hate having to use a drift to
remove the 5mt center from the spindle, not the best treatment for the
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Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [mlathemods] Re: live center woes
David wrote.....Yes that does mean that a pointy bit of metal on a Morse
taper becomes "live" when fixed in a headstock spindle and "dead" when fixed
in a tailstock barrel, but hey, you can't win 'em all.......
I understood the same when I did my apprenticeship in the '60s. However,
some call a live centre a revolving centre !!!
.........When I came to fit out a workshop, I couldn't get 2MT soft
Perhaps what you need is a 'Blank end arbor'. This is a morse taper with a
1" dia soft end, available from Chronos, with tang (BEA2T) £3.90 or 3/8" BSW
(BEA2S) £4.95. Including VAT and carriage UK mainland. www.chronos.ltd.uk
.No connection just a satisfied customer.
Ellis (59 but don't tell anyone and England )
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