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#2 Morse Taper Extension

#254809 by everettdavis » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:33 pm

As a follow-up to private messages from folks who asked the purpose of the Morse Taper Extension discussed in an reply in another topic in Maintenance and Repair forum, rather than replying to them individually, it would be more informative here in the forums, and to create a topic for it in Tool Review Forum.

A Morse Taper Extension allows more flexibility with the use of lathe drive centers, revolving centers, drill chucks etc.which fit a No.2 Morse Taper. This type of adapter extends the accessory about 3-1/2" from the headstock or tailstock, providing more manipulation of turning tools, and at the headstock or tailstock. This allows deeper access turning bowls and similar operations.

A live center or other #2 Morse Taper on Shopsmith tailstock can be moved away from the tailstock 3-1/2" providing that access, and the Morse Taper Drift Key inserted into the slot in the extension provides a simple way to separate the center from the extension when finished.

See attached.

Morse Taper Extension and Drift Key.jpg
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Re: #2 Morse Taper Extension

#254811 by reible » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:00 pm

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