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Posted on Need help with a vintage lathe

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#1 posted 08-26-2019 01:42 PM

I went back and looked at the pictures in your earlier post and I can see that the tail stock has a point for a dead center but it looks like it barely sticks out. As Brad said, the point is the only part that should contact the end. Look to see if you can pull it out somehow or it is adjustable. Maybe it has a spring behind it that is broken or stuck? You might have to take the cylinder out of the the tailstock to work on it.

- Lazyman

Interesting. I just figured that was the way it was supposed to be (I have no previous experience to go off of). I will look to see if there is a spring issue in the tail stock. Thanks.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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