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Axminster Evolution Tailstock Centres & Long Hole Boring Long Hole Boring The three items necessary for long hole boring are a long auger, a hollow tailstock centre to accurately locate the auger and, if the work is to be drilled from both ends, a counterbore drive for the headstock. The hollow centre is used, with the tip in position, to mark a circular impression on the wood, the tip is then removed and the timber located on the ring impression ready for boring through the tailstock. When boring right through, the timber is drilled from one end then reversed, a counterbore drive used to hold the timber in the headstock and the boring process repeated from the tailstock end.

Dale Nish Modified Live Revolving Centre Gives better penetration into the wood and reduces the wedge effect. Widely recognised woodturner and teacher, Dale Nish came up with a great design to improve centring at the tailstock end of your lathe a while ago. We have been making these since then, as he gave us permission to sell them direct to you. Dissatisfied with the standard 60° cone he modified the first 8mm of point to 20° giving better penetration into the wood and reducing the wedge effect as you apply pressure to hold the spindle in place. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 2MT £20.95 £17.46 702225 1MT £20.95 £17.46 702226

Twist-lock handle

Evolution Series Long Hole Boring Kit Specifically designed to drill accurate holes in the end grain of wood mounted on the woodturning lathe, the parabolic flute design of the HSS-M2 steel bit clears the chips quickly and prevents chip burn. This is an excellent kit for long hole boring on the lathe. The twist-lock handle (178 x 30mm) is manufactured in Axminster from steel, with a comfortable rubber grip this handle slides up and down the shaft of the bit ensuring accurate hole depth and prevents accidental contact of the bit with your counterbore drive. As with all long hole augers, frequent withdrawing will help to clear the waste and reduce the risk of overheating. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Dimensions are 880mm overall with 6.5mm shank and a bit Handle and Boring Bit £69.96 £58.30 717543 diameter of 8mm at the tip tapering to 7.9mm for clearance. Boring Bit 8mm £39.49 £32.91 504581 Boring Bit Handle £34.96 £29.13 504671

Evolution Series Hollow Live Centre With Chip Ejection An excellent improvement to our standard hollow live centre, this Evolution Series centre features 3 chip ejection ports so that during use the bit doesn’t have to be completely withdrawn from the tailstock.

Extended Nose Live Revolving Centre This design gives much better tool access when working up close. The cone of this extended nose centre has been lengthened and ends in a short 90° section. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 1MT £20.95 £17.46 340153 2MT £20.95 £17.46 340154

Axminster Mini Live Revolving Centre

With short and long removable points, twin ball bearings and an 8mm(5/16”) diameter through hole, this centre is an invaluable aid when long hole boring. The short point protrudes a mere 3mm beyond the ring and allows an accurate impression of the ring to be made on the end of the timber. Having made the impression, the point can be removed from the centre and the work relocated on the ring impression, allowing an accurate hole to be bored. When boring right through, the timber is drilled from one end then reversed, a counterbore drive is used to hold the timber in the headstock and the boring process repeated from the tailstock end. Fitting the long point gives good access for all sorts of miniature work, including light pulls and lace bobbins. A truly multi-functional accessory, worthy of a place in any turner’s tool kit. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 1MT £35.95 £29.96 504586 2MT £35.95 £29.96 504594 3MT £35.95 £29.96 504587

Our miniature live revolving centre with a 22mm diameter head and twin bearings is also of the extended nose form, for two reasons.

Hollow Cup Centre

Firstly, tool access is most important when turning very small items and, secondly, the 90° nose has far less tendency to act as a wedge when small or open grained timbers are used, greatly reducing the chance of splitting if the tailstock is over tightened. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Mini 1MT £20.95 £17.46 340187 Mini 2MT £20.95 £17.46 340188

Ideal for beginners, this very versatile centre, bored 5/16” diameter right through, can be used in three ways: with the point extended for close access around small items, with the point just protruding for making a ring impression and without the tip when long hole boring.

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Evolution Series Counterbore Drive Use these centres for accurately locating and driving items such as lamp columns which have already been partly bored through from one end. Equipped with a 5/16”(8mm) diameter locating pin, where this centre differs from other such centres is that an additional boring head is available which allows more accurate efficient boring operations to be carried out. This is very useful when turning longer items that need to be made in more than one piece such as standard lamps or curtain poles etc. Counterbore drive kits are also available in 1, 2 or 3 Morse tapers. These kits differs from other such centres in that an additional boring head is also supplied which allows accurate efficient boring operations to be carried out at the tailstock end of the lathe. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 1MT £22.00 £18.33 504695 2MT £22.00 £18.33 504696 3MT £22.00 £18.33 504697 25mm Boring Head £17.95 £14.96 506365 1MT Kit £35.95 £29.96 717544 2MT Kit £35.95 £29.96 717545 3MT Kit £35.95 £29.96 717546

A well built hollowing centre which can also be moved to the drive end and work effectively as a safety drive centre.

5/16” Centre 1MT 5/16” Centre 2MT

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