Tailstock Alignment. by tonyfoale - There are two usual methods to align a lathe tailstock.1. Put a bar between centres and take a cut along its length, measure each end, adjust tailstock and repeat procedure until it is within acceptable limits. This is time consuming and you reduce your bar to swarf.2. Get a standard ground alignment bar made for the purpose. Mount it and traverse its length with an indicator. Adjust tailstock to suit. This can be much quicker than method 1. but you nee
Homemade Micrometer Stop for Lathe Carriage
Homemade micrometer carriage stop assembly consisting of a clamp-type holder and a micrometer head. Holder material is tool steel. One end of the holder is profiled to fit the lathe bed V-way. A clamp lug secures the holder to the V-way. Hole bored transversely on the holder accepts the micrometer barrel. Socket-headed binding screw holds the mic in place.