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Blog entry by Stormy posted 744 days ago 1209 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mentor just donated to me a Craftsman professional lathe head. Now I am in the process of building the rest of it, like a bed, tool holder, and something for a tail stock. I’ve been scanning the web for ideas on a tail stock and I have done an Autocad dwg. of one using allthread machined to a point. I don’t know how well it would work as a dead center. Rather have a live center.

So if anyone has experience, advise or plans for such a project, I would apprieciate all the help I can get.

I posted a new picture of the lathe on my workshop.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.



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#2 posted 744 days ago

waho609,

Thank you for the tip. Amazingly I designed a tailstock on my Autocad last night that is similar. The one link I was missing was the live center. Now I know how to adapt one.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#3 posted 743 days ago

Your welcome Stormy.
Looking forward to your build Stormy, pics would be awesome.

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