Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Indiana County, Pa.
If there is threads on the headstock shaft, there should also be a nut on the shaft behind the drive center. I simply put an open end wrench over the drive center shaft, run the nut out to it, lock the headstock and turn the nut to push the center out. On some lathes you can knock the headstock shaft bearings loose by pounding out a stuck center.
A wise man once told me, "Relax and enjoy life, cause you'll never get out of here alive." RIP Dad