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Blog series by Jerome updated 03-21-2019 08:12 PM 2 parts 921 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Problems with Securing Stock

03-20-2019 12:41 AM by Jerome | 14 comments »

Hello all and thanks for reading! I am having repeated issues with securing a 3”×3” 36” peice of cherry to my lathe. Well it’s about 33 inches now..lol. I’ve tried driving screws deep into the end grain. I am using a faceplate with 4 screws. My tailstock has a deep cup, but still it is walking out the peice. Why is this happening? Is the tailstock too loose? It has still walked out with the quill all the way into the peice…even then I let it press al...

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Part 2: Solutions and Fixes!

03-21-2019 08:12 PM by Jerome | 3 comments »

Today was a fact finding mission that began with a trip to Woodcraft. I looked ot other lathes and their construction. I also checked out some drive spur options and tailstock options. While I was at it, I priced some new lathes with variable speed, spindle locks, lathe stands, and full sized lathes. Still, my mission was to find out why i was having my issue, and I narrowed it down one by one! First was the fact that my tailstock was slipping. I took it apart and inspected it. I searched...

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