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Geiger's Re-Centering Solution M33

Includes: A precision-machined centering fixture with 1" x 8 male threads with a press-fit hardened drill bushing (installed), a 3/8" stop collar and hex wrench and two tapered centering pins to fit your One Way or Jet live centers.The system is compatible with the Robust live center, as well.

Does not include a drill bit.

Includes free US shipping.

Re-Centering Solution M-33

Geiger's Re-Centering Solution

is a unique product that is used to perfectly re-center woodturnings for the purposes of jamb chucking or vacuum chucking.

The Re-Centering appliance (left)

available in

1-1/4" X 8, 1" x 8 & M33

can be screwed directly into your chuck or face plate.

This should be done while your workpiece is still attached.

The provided 3/8" stop collar is used to limit the depth of the hole you will drill into the waste stock of your work piece.

NOTE: Drill bit is not included! We recommend a high-quality brad-point bit by Fisch (FSF-328551)

A reference hole is then drilled into the waste stock of your work piece.

You can then remove your faceplate or chuck. You will now have a 3/8" diameter reference hole, approximately 1/4" deep, precisely in the center of your work piece. 

Two 3/8" diameter re-centering pins are supplied with the system. The pin is tapered on one end to fit directly into a One Way or Jet live center.

Once your jamb chuck or vacuum chuck and live center are mounted on the lathe...

 ...slide your tailstock and live center forward and push the re-centering pin into the hole you drilled earlier. Advance your tailstock quill to push your work piece securely against your jamb chuck or vacuum chuck.

With the re-centering pin in place and your work piece perfectly re-centered against the jamb chuck or vacuum chuck, you can now remove the waste stock.

An additional use for the

Re-Centering Solution:

A reference hole drilled into the waste stock can also be used to re-center your work piece after drying when it is necessary to re-turn the piece to true the surfaces.

If you've previously turned a work piece on a faceplate, removed it and let the work piece dry, the warping (especially on side-grain pieces) can render previously established screw holes from being re-used. In these cases, the Re-Centering Solution can be screwed into the faceplate and a drill bit inserted through the drill bushing (backwards) and into the previously established center hole in the waste stock. The faceplate can now be rotated around the center so you can establish new screw holes.

The Re-Centering Solution is available in 1-1/4" X 8 and 1" x 8 & M33 thread sizes.

It includes:

  • a precision-machined threaded drill guide
  • a 3/8" id drill stop collar with hex key
  • two centering pins that are tapered to fit directly into a One Way or Jet live center  (not included)
  • Instructions

Note: A Robust live center has a 3/8" diameter cylindrical center pin that is blunt on one end and pointed on the other. The blunt end can be used in lieu of the pins provided with the system.

Please contact us with any questions.