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    Default Lathe hammer

    Knocking live centres and jacobs chucks out of the Morse taper socket in the tailstock of the lathe can be a pest. I saw this idea for a Lathe hammer in one of Robert Wearing's books.
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    Instead of using a steel lump, I put a 1/4" brass rod into a pair of brass plumbing fittings that I picked up at Bunnies. I used brass for the rod:
    1. because it will be softer than the morse tapers sitting in the tailstock and won't be so likely to damage them; and
    2. I had it on hand.


    To make it weigh enough, I melted about 250g of lead and poured it into the brass fittings with the rod held upright and in the middle(ish).IMG_0100 (2).jpg

    Then I tidied it up IMG_0102 (2).jpg
    and glued a bit of leather on the top of the lump to protect the threads of the tail stock.IMG_0103 (2).jpg

    Good news, it works, - the rod makes the fitting pop out nicely from the tailstock socket.

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    Further, the hammer lives very nicely on the lathe bench upside down with the rod in a 9/32"hole.IMG_0109.jpg

    A nice 2 hours or so putzing about.
    Cheers

    Jeremy
    If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly

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    I like that idea, looks like you are running a Record Coronet, what model?

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    Thanks
    Iím running an old Coronet CL3
    Cheers

    Jeremy
    If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly

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    I sold them for near on 10 years, I have an old Cl2.

    very underrated lathe

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