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    bromega
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    Bought an old Derbyshire lathe. What type of oil should I use for the headstock? The knockout hole in the tailstock spindle does not show any part of the inserted part. How should I go about removing the centering post that is in the spindle? Should I leave it alone? I have never used a lathe before. Don’t want to screw up the lathe. I am relying on the videos and guidance from this forum.

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    Raymond

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    drichards
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    Raymond
    I use Mobile Velocite #6 for my watchmakers lathes. Very good spindle oil. You can get a pint of it up on Amazon for reasonable price.
    Your dead center is possibly the wrong one. Not a problem though as long as the taper is correct. I have experienced same problem.
    You can grind two parallel flats on the sides of the center to fit a small wrench around or pliers with parallel jaws. Then just twist a little and it will come right out.

    Dean

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    bromega
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    Thank you very much! I had planned on following the video on making a tapered dead center for practice. I didn’t want to damage the lathe out of ignorance. Appreciate your help.

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