Sunday, February 21, 2016

Shereline Lathe - Adjustable Tailstock

I've always been wishing I could tune in the tail stock alignment with an adjustable system.

Looking around I see that A2Z came up with a nice one and so I decided to design and make my own.

Using the original Sherline tail stock I realized that there was enough space between the head and the base to put an aluminum section.

The other advantage is that I can now put a riser under the L section and finally get to the larger diameters that need tail stock support.

The design concept is that just slightly oversize holes for the attachment bolts will be all the adjustment necessary.

Also I focused on using the heaviest section (3/8" wall) and largest bolts (5/16-18) possible.

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