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    New Toy To Demo

    Today I got a package from a friend in Canada that turns alot of larger vessels. I had bought a few things from him to finish my large D-arm hollowing rig I have been working on. While I was talking to him and deciding which things to buy he mentioned he had a friend that made a new type of spur drive and started marketing them (awhile back). He offered me one a fairly good price and put a additional discount on top of that so I bought one.

    I am not sure if anyone has used one or has one but if you do post some comments on how you like it.

    I will try it out on my next day off later this week and post some information on it.................below are pictures of the drive..................

    Thanks Dan
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    PLEASE tell me that has a threaded hole in the small end

    You need to put a threaded rod into that to secure it in the morse taper in the lathe, just in case you did not know that

    Looks very cool and very simple, I like simple!
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    Cool looking piece and I agree with Stu. I would use a threaded rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    PLEASE tell me that has a threaded hole in the small end

    You need to put a threaded rod into that to secure it in the morse taper in the lathe, just in case you did not know that

    Looks very cool and very simple, I like simple!
    Not sure why you would Stu? You have to use the tailstock with it and it's just simply a bit bigger than standard drive spurs.
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    I had that question too. My other question is other than being bigger and having multiple optional 'spurs', what is this type of spur drive intended to be used for?

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    An obvious solution for an obvious need. Long time overdue.
    Is he going to be selling them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Not sure why you would Stu? You have to use the tailstock with it and it's just simply a bit bigger than standard drive spurs.
    I agree with Jeff. I don't use a drawbolt on my my spur center because I'm using the tailstock.
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    Sorry it was my mistake when i wrote the posting but the Elio is a
    Safe Drive & Face Plate -3 Prong Drive Centre - Adjustable pins - The literature says it is also works great on irregular surfaces, #2 MT taper

    I will post more pictures tomm ...............I plan on trying it out so ill post more details.......................
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    Looking forward to seeing what you think of it, Dan. Looks like a great idea, especially for natural edge or really wet stuff.
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    I thought it was a faceplate that went directly into the MT of the lathe, instead of using the threads

    My mistake, I now see it is a spur drive, just a big one with adjustable pointy things
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