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    A couple of the morse tapers have scoring on them, what is the best way to fix that, (the little nibs that are raised up)?

  • #2
    If external (a center, or whatever), a fine file, judiciously applied, ought to do it.

    If internal (a socket), get yourself a Morse taper finishing reamer and lightly ream the socket until it's clean. Places like Travers www.travers.com and MSC www.mscdirect.com sell "quality import" Morse finishing reamers for pretty reasonable money.
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    • #3
      What Steve said, but apply the reamer very judiciously. If the female taper of a tailstock or spindle has lumps or bumps, first try a light touch with a file or stone. A reamer will quickly deepen a taper, and especially on a tailstock, can lead to other problems.
      Jim H.

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      • #4
        brockley1

        You know in your first post you showed a drawer with a bunch of tools. could you lay them out and let us see exactly what you have. I see two drill chucks, some hss toolholders and at least one parting off holder plus some items of which I'm not sure. I presume the tapers are on the drill chucks-maybe not. Peter
        Last edited by Oldbrock; 02-14-2008, 12:11 PM.
        The difficult done right away. the impossible takes a little time.

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        • #5
          here is a more detailed pic of what I have.


          I also found a live center with my stuff, and some large drill bits with an adapter for the morse taper. The larger of the two chucks I am not going to use.

          I see the chucks are not in this pic, I will have to get that later.

          I think there are boring bars in there, what do you put them in to bore?
          thanks.

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          • #6
            [QUOTE= what do you put them in to bore? [/QUOTE]
            They look like the type used in a boring head:http://littlemachineshop.com/Product...0/480.1266.jpg
            In the lathe,it would be fitted on a morse taper arbor in the tailstock.
            Hans

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            • #7
              Re: the Morse taper adapter.
              I assume it's a Morse #3 to #2 adapter, for the headstock.
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              • #8
                The boring bars I am familiar with do not go in the tailstock. The tailstock would not allow for a means of adjusting cut.

                A boring bar holder is in order. You can make one that replaces the whole toolpost. However, in your picture is at least one Armstrong boring tool holder....with a boring bar in it.

                Paul
                Paul Carpenter
                Mapleton, IL

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SGW
                  Re: the Morse taper adapter.
                  I assume it's a Morse #3 to #2 adapter, for the headstock.
                  yes, that is what it is, it fits the tailstock and I have not tried the headstock yet, as the chuck is on there.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pcarpenter
                    The boring bars I am familiar with do not go in the tailstock. The tailstock would not allow for a means of adjusting cut.

                    A boring bar holder is in order. You can make one that replaces the whole toolpost. However, in your picture is at least one Armstrong boring tool holder....with a boring bar in it.

                    Paul

                    Ok I see it now, good thing it wasn't a snake.

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