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post #1 of 4 Old 08-31-2015, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Help removing a lathe spur?

Hi. I'd really appreciate any help I can get here; I'm trying to remove the spur on a used lathe I bought, and I'm having trouble working out how to do it. Seems that one would usually tap a rod through the spindle from the back, only there's no hole that goes all the way through to do this. Nor is there a way of locking the spindle that I've been able to find. The end of the spindle, after the gears, doesn't have a real place to attach a shifter Ė it only has one flat edge to it so my shifter doesn't grip right. Unfortunately I can't find a manual online as I imagine the lathe is pretty old.

Thanks again. Would love any advice and I've attached pictures...

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That spur should unscrew. Put a wrench on the hex part of the spur, and put a wrench on the 2 flats behind the spur on the spindle. Those 2 flat spots on the spindle is how you lock the spindle with a wrench
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and it should be a rh thread, so ccw to loosen.
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Use two open end wrenches. Put one on the flat spot on the spindle and the other on the drive spur.
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