The Head Stock on this particular lathe is designed to rotate at varying degrees up to 180 degrees. One of the issues fellow Lumberjock William, A.K.A greasemonkeyredneck pointed out to me was keeping the head and tail stock in alignment. This issue is due in part, or perhaps in whole, because of the ability of the head to rotate.
The next two photos illustrate how much misalignment is possible on my lathe.
If the hold down lever isn’t tightened down with a lot of force I will have the same misalignment issues William told me about. Also, the lever is plastic and could break if enough force is applied.
William told me that when he aligns the head stock he starts tightening the hold down lever with the head stock just clock wise of center. Once fully tightened it will move to center. I tried this and it works, thanks William.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green