Do Compound Crosslides Exist For A Delta 46-460 Midi Lathe?

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Forum topic by Gater posted 02-23-2015 06:34 PM 752 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2015 06:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe accessories lathe tools crosslides tool rests pool cue pool cue repair cue repair pool cue shafts jig question resource lathe turning

I’m adding a new extension bed and various accessories to my 46-460 in the hopes of repairing Pool Cue Shafts (tips, ferrules, joint repair, etc…) and am wondering if anyone here may know of a compound crosslide available for or that can be incorporated to this lathe. I’d be interested in any known solution from a current Delta product, aftermarket product or innovative unique design.
Thanks for your consideration and generosity,

-- Gator, Louisiana

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#1 posted 02-26-2015 05:27 AM

I’ve never used a cross slide but I’ll give your question a free bump. Don’t they just attach to the ways like a banjo?


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#2 posted 02-26-2015 04:48 PM

The only cross slide rest Delta made to my knowledge is this one, which I have.

It was made in the 1950s for the Delta lathes and fastens securely and squarely into the lathe bed. I have
been looking at the cross slide rests available from Grizzly and other scources, but you would have make
your own mounting base to fasten it in a secure and square manner. Pool cue manufacturing requires
an expensive and accurate lathe, someone asked me to make him a cue, so I checked. If you are lucky
you might find an inexpensive machinist lathe on Craigslist that you could adapt. Good luck with your
idea and keep us posted.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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