Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Morse Taper question

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Mossville, Illinois
    Posts
    315

    Morse Taper question

    Can anyone tell me what the different sizes are of morse tapers? I was just on Ebay looking for a live center for my brothers lathe, which I thought was #1 MT. Upon browsing Ebay, I noticed an item that was #0 MT, live center for older Craftsman lathes. Now I'm confused, I thought for sure that on wood lathes there were only two different sizes...#1 & #2. I new that on metal work there was a #3. The serial number for his lathe starts with 103.XXXXX, can somebody please clarify this for me, I'm more confused now than ever! Thanks

    p.s. Any links to a chart that would have this info would be outstanding! I've done the Google search & didn't come up with what I wanted to know.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Posts
    10,701

    Re: Morse Taper question

    p.s. Any links to a chart that would have this info would be outstanding! I've done the Google search & didn't come up with what I wanted to know.
    Joe, I've worked on engine lathes with # 8MT in the past. I can't help you with your brother's wood lathe, but here is a link to some info on Morse tapers.
    http://shopswarf.orcon.net.nz/morse.html
    Freedom is the last, best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln

    Please help support the Creek.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Mossville, Illinois
    Posts
    315
    Bruce, thank you very much, that is exactly what I was looking for! I needed the diameters listed for each so I can mic his and find out what it is. Thank you Bruce.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Mossville, Illinois
    Posts
    315
    Bruce, that web-site you sent me too is great! Lots of good information there. My printer is going nuts right now trying to keep up! Thank you again.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Posts
    10,701
    Your welcome Joe. That site has a lot of useful info!
    Freedom is the last, best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln

    Please help support the Creek.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •