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post #1 of 7 Old 11-27-2012, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Tailastock Tip-Away

I love my new Nova's short bed because it takes up a lot less room but it also means that the tailstock is a lot closer to the headstock so it gets in the way when you are hollowing and doing other stuff

I made this in an afternoon, it hinges onto its side, out of the way. let me know what you think

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Nice job. I like it.

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I love my new Nova's short bed because it takes up a lot less room but it also means that the tailstock is a lot closer to the headstock so it gets in the way when you are hollowing and doing other stuff

I made this in an afternoon, it hinges onto its side, out of the way. let me know what you think

Nate
I think it is a very good idea.

I have seen other home made tilt away's and thought about making one.

You may have motivated me to finally make one. I have taken off the tailstock at times, but it is not light and as usual the locking plate did not want to align when I needed to get the tailstock back on the lathe.
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Very clever! Great idea, those things don't get any lighter.
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I like it. I keep resisting building something for my Powermatic. The tailstock weight 57lbs. So far I'm able to just do curls with it and sit on the workbench or floor, but I am getting older and one of these days won't be able to do that.
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I like it. I keep resisting building something for my Powermatic. The tailstock weight 57lbs. So far I'm able to just do curls with it and sit on the workbench or floor, but I am getting older and one of these days won't be able to do that.
How about an overhead rail system with chain hoist?


(Seriously, I wish I had this problem. )
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How about an overhead rail system with chain hoist?


(Seriously, I wish I had this problem. )

NO kidding, 57 lbs! that's more iron than most lathes have throughout.
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