Turning Archive 2006

Help my spur drive is stuck!

Brodie Brickey
>I am without a doubt an idiot. I'm not sure how I did it, probably too much pressure, but I was turning a block of cedar round last night and when I went to remove the spur drive I couldn't get it out. Not with the knock out, not with the pliers. Its stuck in my PM2035 and to say I ain't happy is an understatement.

I do most of my work with a faceplate and chuck and since it was a closed box endgrain turning I had this thought that I didn't want a big hole in the top of the box so I used the spur.

The spur does have a hole perpendicular to the MT2 just below the spur head. Tonight I'll try a screwdriver and use that and a block of wood as a fulcrum. Any other thoughts on getting it out?

Needless to say, I won't be using this spur drive again.


© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.