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post #1 of 3 Old 02-15-2009, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Lathe Bed Extension

I built a bench for my Delta midi lathe today and set my lathe up on it. To line up the bed extension I set the tail stock up so that it engaged the lathe bed and the extension, tightened the tail stock down, then tightened the bolts that hold the extension to the bed. When I checked to see if the extension was parallel with the bed I found that there was a slight sag. I checked it with a feeler gauge and it is .025. Would y'all worry about that or is it close enough?

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I wouln't worry about it. The only time the accuracy of the tailstock comes into play is when your doing fairly short work that is held in a chuck. For spindle turning it should not matter at all. You could shim the bottom of the extension to take up the sag.
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thanks for the reply John. I didn't think it was enough to worry about but I thought I better ask.

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