How to use Tailstock in a sentence
Inexplicably, but as on so many precision bench lathes, the tailstock barrel carried an inadequate a No. 1 Morse taper.
Buy a tailstock chuck, or how else are you going to drill central holes in your work?
The 10-inch lathe featured flat ways 1 1/2 inches wide with the edges of the central slot machined to guide the tailstock.
Although styled to resemble the screwcutting lathes, only the tailstock handwheel and minor controls were the same.
I had to reduce the tailstock spindle slightly to fit the chuck capacity of the Unimat.Advertisement
The No. 4 Morse taper tailstock was fitted with a rack drive and two clamping plates.
The sketch also shows an adjustable tailstock with a threaded cranked handle.
Available as extras were an electric motor with a drive pulley, a round foot stand for bench mounting and a lever-action tailstock.
Jacking up the headstock and tailstock of a lathe is nothing new, as shown by this late 1920's machine.
The tailstock barrel was lever operated through the simple expedient of peg passing through a slot cut through the top of the casting.Advertisement
These are 9-inch " Workshop " machines each with a build sheet hanging from the tailstock end of its bed.
The blank for the body is drilled with a pilot hole for the screw on the mark made by the tailstock center.
Unfortunately the barrel was locked by a pinch bolt closing down a long slit in the metal of the tailstock casting.