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The drawtube is still in the back of the spindle and must be unscrewed and removed before going any further. Its job is to hold the adapter in the spindle nose. If you have not removed it that is probably the reason the adapter will not come out. I hope you also removed the locking screw on the step pulley before trying to take the spindle out. The screw should be located at the center pulley step. After the screw is removed, twist the pulley back and forth with your hand to make sure that it is loose. The spindle should then come all the way out. After that take another photo of the back spindle hole. The photo you are showing is through the hole in the handwheel not the spindle. Putting a rod through that tiny hole in the handwheel will do nothing. Once you remove the drawtube get a brass rod slightly smaller than the diameter of the spindle hole (about the diameter of the drawtube), and insert it back into the hole you removed the drawtube from. A few gentle taps with a hammer should knock the adapter out the front.