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Hi I've just bought this record power coronet no. 2 lathe and i can't quite figure out how to remove the chuck as I would like turn between centres.

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I'm not 100% certain but I think the hole in the headstock is an indexing/locking mechanism. Put a rod in there and it should prevent the spindle from turning. Then it's just a matter of brute wrenching on the chuck. If it doesn't feel right, trust yourself and try something else.
 

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I'm not 100% certain but I think the hole in the headstock is an indexing/locking mechanism. Put a rod in there and it should prevent the spindle from turning. Then it's just a matter of brute wrenching on the chuck. If it doesn't feel right, trust yourself and try something else.
I think you got it, it's not an oil hole as the picture illustrates one with a spring cap right on top. Be sure the rod you use is a good fit and not rounded on the end so it doesn't slip and damage the slot on the shaft. Theres holes on the chuck to use for gripping that end as well.
 

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Hi I've tried this hole and its just a blank end hole does not go through to spindle but I've had a look and inside the headstock and on the spindle there are two flat bits ground into the spindle looks like a spanner could be fitted over it and the removal tool on the chuck and hopefully this will get it off haha
 

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If that chuck was on there when you bought the lathe , and if it looks to have been there for a long time , it may be that the previous owner always clamped the Morse taper spur drive into the scroll chuck .
Doing it that way is ok and apart from the loss of a few inches of spindle length , all will be well .
 

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As the previous reply mentioned, there are spur drives which are intended to be used in a chuck.

This is one which should be available in the UK by Teknatool.

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2000403/1580/nova-spur-drive-center.aspx

You should be able to find this one, or an equivalent in the UK.

If this were my lathe I would still want to be able to remove the chuck, even if I did use an adapter link in the link.
 

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If it's like my lathe, there isn't a Morse taper under there. Instead, I have a thread adapter and a chuck, and a steb centre which is designed to be held in a chuck. This I got from MLCS. It works.
 

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I've had a look and inside the headstock and on the spindle there are two flat bits ground into the spindle looks like a spanner could be fitted over it and the removal tool on the chuck and hopefully this will get it off haha
I have seen a couple of video where the turner did as you described. Opened the headstock an inserted what looked to be an large open end wrench over the spindle.
For additional pressure on the chuck you can use a strap wrench on it or insert a stout steel bar in the jaws of the chuck (closed down on teh bar) for additional leverage.

The wrench in your other post may also be used on the chuck itself. The origional Nova chuck had a similar wrench for removing the chuck once the spindle was locked.
 

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Hi the hole with the silver cap is where you oil the phosphor bronze bearing. You may need a open end spanner which fits on the flats on the spindle and a tommy bar that fits in the hole on the black rusted piece to loosen the chuck or a tommy bar that fits in the hole on the 3rd picture. These lathes have a one (1) morse taper in the head and tail stoke. Remember the bearings need oil often and are tightened periodically with a c spanner that fits the big silver nut on the front of the head stock.The chuck maybe a Record 3000. Check if the lathe has a model number and go on Records web site for more info. Regards Tamboti
 

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Happy to read you managed to get the chuck off. Good to see Tambotie had experience with this lathe design. :thumbsup:

Now you can clean things up in addition to doing some between centre turning. :icon_smile:
 

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Correct this is why I also wanted to remove the chuck as I have got some #0000 steel wool and I plan to clean up the ways etc i have been doing a little look on google and I've found people use a special oil for the ways. Is this really that important I know I need to buy some spindle oil.

And do you think it is a good idea to strip out the headstock to clean the years of gunk as I am cleaning up the rest of the lathe?
 
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