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Old 04-09-2018, 09:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
Paul in OKC
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Make sure your head stock taper is clean. Also are you using a 60* live center? If it is the stock wood turning center, those are not 60* and the point hits the bottom of the 'dimple' in the end of the mandrel. You can get away with that by filing off the tip until it hits the tapered part. It won't be exact full contact, but it will run true. I did that for years before getting a 60* center.
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