Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Live Center?

Brian in Brighton
>I am new to turning and want to replace my Delta dead cup center with a live center to help reduce burning. What live centers should I avoid? Should I look for a cup center, like the Sorby, or is a std point OK? Will a Jet brand fit into my #2MT tail stock? I would hate to order another brand and find out it's too long or something.

I want to concentrate on spindle turning. Maybe someday I'll deal with other things, but for now it's furniture legs and finials.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Brian in Brighton

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