Geiger's Re-Centering Solution
(10/20/19: Temporarily out of stock!)
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 (right)
available only in
1-1/4" X 8,
can be screwed directly into your face plate or chuck.
This should be done while your workpiece is still attached.
The provided stop collar is used to limit the depth of the hole you will drill into the waste stock of your work piece.
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 precisely in the center of your work piece.
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
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 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 only in 1-1/4" X 8 thread size.
It also includes:
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 pin provided with the system.
The system currently out of stock! More will be manufactured when the machine shop re-opens in September 2020.
Please contact us with any questions.