Treadle Lathe #13: Tailstock

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Blog entry by LastingBuild posted 02-13-2019 12:53 AM 1351 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The tailstock is pretty simple. It is made from 3 inches thick of laminated oak. It is attached to the frame by a wedged tenon and slides along the uprights to adjust to the length of the turning project. The wedge is made of laminated cherry. The live center rests in a #2MT. I used calipers to get the dimensions of the MT and used my brace and bit and carving chisels to create the pocket for the MT to rest. I mounted up a 4×4 scrap piece of cedar at the end of the video and it was really humming along!

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Thanks for following this project! It is almost done, finally!

-- LastingBuild

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