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    Oneway Live Center & Vacuum Chucking

    A while back, I got the Oneway live center.
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    I also got an adapter for it that lets you mount your chuck onto the nose of the live center.
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    This is used for, according to the Oneway site, for centering a blank that you have turned the back side of a bowl on a faceplate, then you can easily center the chuck on the tenon.............
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    While that is all fine and dandy, I got it to center bowls on my vacuum chucks for the final turning of the bottom, as well as sanding. I got a chance to use it today for the first time...........

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    Worked really well...........

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    Man I like working on the vacuum chuck, pure gravy doing the bottoms with a vacuum chuck!

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    I've got a chuck adaptor with a Morse taper, so I can put the chuck on the tailstock and do something similar when vacuum (or donut) chucking. Mine doesn't spin like yours does...that'd be very handy. I suspect when I wear out the live center that came with the PM, I'll be leaning real heavily towards the Oneway. (I also really like the looks of the Oneway tool rests. Those are somewhere on the wishlist, too.)
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    Yeah, I used the outside Oneway curved rest on this bowl, boy is that thing rock solid! This bowl was a little too small to use the inside rest I have.

    Get the curved rests for sure, and the live center, yeah, it is nice!
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    I did the same thing Stu got the adaptor so I could put my chuck on. It sure makes it nice putting a bowl in the donut chuck. Makes it a lot more accurate.
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    Nice one, Stu!
    You guys keep making my wishlist grow. I'm pretty sure the wishlist is going to outlast me by a long shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ...Get the curved rests for sure, and the live center, yeah, it is nice!
    Actually, I think the curved rests would come after the straight one(s) for me. I like the hardened steel rod on the edge of their straight ones.
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    The Oneway straight rests are nice, but if I were spending my own money on a straight rest, I'd get the Robust straight rest, best one on the market, I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    The Oneway straight rests are nice, but if I were spending my own money on a straight rest, I'd get the Robust straight rest, best one on the market, I think
    Yep, my mistake. I was thinking of the Robust rests, not the Oneway ones. I agree they looks like the best around. (Along the same lines as their lathes, but more affordable.)
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    Anybody know if the Oneway adapter works with the Jet live center? I like that idea a lot.

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    Dunno Carol, does the Jet live center have a threaded nose?

    The threads on the nose of the Oneway live center are 3/4" 10 TPI, thus the threads on the chuck adapter are the same, if the threads on the nose of the Jet live center are 3/4" 10 TPI, you would be in business.

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