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New Lathe

11-11-2016 09:56 PM by Ted78 | 4 comments »

Picked up what people on Lumberjocks here like to call a ‘starter lathe’ but they clearly come from a very different economic background than I do. Yes that pile of zinc die cast doo dads was an upgrade itself from the previous cobbled up bits of scrap 2×4 and stove bolts. My question is the tailstock is difficult to move, it workes and I can move it, but in my mind I should be able to loosen the nut and it should glide back and forth, instead it ’s more like moving a refrigerator with pokey feet across a vinyl floor. The tool rest arm has a spring and the tail stock does not, so maybe it’s missing a spring, although the tool rest is a pain to move as...

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