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Oneway Spur Drive

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Bruce Miller, Jan 13, 2021 at 5:16 PM.

  1. Bruce Miller

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    I just use a off brand steb center that I got from Pennstateind.com The morse taper goes in the chuck and the jaws lock down on that. The body of the drive center is flat against the jaws I have one in 1" and 3/8" and they both work great in my chucks. I don't know if the Oneway will fit the vicmarc. Looks like it might but without having a ruler and my chuck handy it's hard to say.
     
  3. Bruce Miller

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    Okay maybe the simpler solution is better.. ie. use what you have.
    I do have a morse taper spur drive that came with my lathe, not sure why it didn't occur to me to do as you just described and put it in the chuck, I will do so though.
     
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    This is what I have been using for a long time. My friend Bill Rubinstein used to make them, now Nova makes them. Packard sells them.
     

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    I have one from Axminister similar to Emiliano’s, but about 1/3 the cost. Nova also make them for their Super Nova chucks, but they did not fit my Axminister chucks.


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    The different brand of chucks have different dimensions back there, as evidence by the different diameters of the wood screws that are also designed to fit in back of the jaws. However, I use a generic chuck based steb center that works fine. I would think the Oneway spur drive would work OK in a Vicmarc.
     
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    I can see why is so cheap. No adjustable or replaceable point, you need for different density woods, no adjustable or replaceable "wings" I prefer to use only 2 wings, So I have two in a drawer in case I ever need to replace them. As the saying goes, you get what you paid for.
     
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    Wow. Don’t drop that one on the shop floor. 2 drops and you need a new one. Dull point and bent wings.
     
  10. William Rogers

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    Works fine without adjustments. Not saying yours is not the Cadillac of spur drives. The Axminster works fine in my chuck. I just don’t need one with bells and whistles for what I do.
     
  11. William Rogers

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    That is just not true.
     
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    I was being a little sarcastic.
     
  13. Emiliano Achaval

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    In my haste to reply I did not mention that mine does not go into the chuck. Mine threads directly to the spindle. I had the one for the chuck but I do not like a piece sticking that far out from the headstock.
     

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