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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Wheaton, Illinois

    Default Oliver 159

    Would appreciate any help knowing how to lock the spindle on a oliver 159.
    I can press down and hold it temporary, but not lock it.
    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Douglasville, GA


    Peter, if no one here has a solution you might consider posing the question of Someone, probably several, will know the answer.

    All the best, Tom
    Chapel Hill Turning Studio
    Douglasville, GA 30135
    Hoosier by birth, Georgian by choice.
    Have blanks will trade

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    North Ogden, Utah


    Peter, on my 159 the spindle lock is a spring loaded knob on top of the headstock. I've never tried to actually lock it down. I usually just hold it down with one hand while I do whatever I'm trying to get done with the other. But the spring on mine isn't terribly strong so I would think you could duct tape it down and be able to work with both hands. Another method would be to make an indexing wheel and attach it to the outboard side of the spindle in place of the handwheel. Then you could make something to pin the index wheel in place.

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