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    [This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 03-19-2004).]

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    Smitty.... Ride Hard, Die Fast

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    • #3
      No! I want to mind. And if I want to mind, no one is going to stop me from minding. So far from "never" minding, I intend to always mind! Besides, my father always said "you always mind, boy!" Do you really expect me to go against my father's wishes? What kind of evil influence are you attempting to manifest?

      In addition, just think what happens to all those minds when you "never mind." They're wasted. And we all know a mind is a terrible thing to waste. So, I insist on minding now and in the future... Oh, crap. I think I've lost my mind. Never m... aw forget it.

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      • #4
        Shucks! I was curious to see the responses to this. ...was waiting with baited breath.
        Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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        • #5
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          [This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 11-16-2003).]

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          • #6
            Yeah, I was all amped to answer this one. Was just waiting for the suspense to build up.

            Prgrmrdan, that sounded like a good enough thing. Did you get it?

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              [This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 11-16-2003).]

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              • #8
                I never could resist a worm on a hook....that's why I live on land now. The fish don't "people".

                Back to the question

                Sure it will work, at least for a while.

                Might have too much runout for you, might not.

                Probably isn't intended to be as good as a Skoda or whatever, nobody but you knows if its good enough for your purpose. Might be better than the Griz version.....

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                • #9
                  It might take high speeds better, as wood lathes generally run much faster. Bearings might not stand up to higher pressures involved.
                  Jim H.

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                  • #10
                    At one time I had a Sears wood lathe and ball bearing center. I think it was a MT-1 tho. It probably would have worked ok for small, light metal turning jobs, but I don't think I'd buy one just for that purpose.
                    Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                    • #11
                      Dan, I bought one of them from Sears years ago that had a No.1 Morse taper and used it very successfully on my 6 inch Atlas lathe.

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                      • #12
                        Have had one for a number of years and used it both on my SB and wood lathe, and still fine. But how does one change the bearing? (Assume it is the type in which the stub arbour is pressed into the ID and the pointed cap is pressed on the OD)

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                        • #13
                          Well the bearing in the center is probibly bigger than the one in the mini-lathe headstock so have at it Sorry couldn't resist
                          I just need one more tool,just one!

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                          • #14
                            Would a wood lathe live center from craftsman work on a metal lathe? Yes for load bearing under very limited circumstances. No, not at all for precision. I've seen and handled the center you refer to. It's a cheap POS even for Sears.

                            Most wood live centers have a "cup" with a concentric spur to better grip the end grain of the wood. This wouldn't work at all with metal because the cup wouldn't bite significantly and the spur has a different included angle from the standard 60 degree cone used in metal turning. A standard combinations center drill won't make the proper prep for the wood live center.

                            Your lust for a bargain is leading you to make a wasted purchase.

                            Spend a few bucks and get a low-cost engine lathe live center for $24 to $30 such as found in the Enco catalog (on page 207 and 208) and other catalog sellers.

                            [This message has been edited by Forrest Addy (edited 10-28-2003).]

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