Having worked for many years without a saddle stop for my lathe I then found how
useful it was when I eventually made the very simple stop detailed for this project.
I then asked myself just why I had not made one earlier. I would therefore urge
the viewer who does not own a saddle stop to consider making one as soon as is possible.
Whilst it is only a very simple design, Photograph 1, it will perform most functions
that a saddle stop may be called upon to carry out, with the added benefit that it
is easy and quick to make. Photograph 2 showing a typical application.
The Stop is for a Myford Series Seven but the dimensions could easily be changed
for other flat bed machines and with the simple modification shown in Sk.1 it should
also be easy to adapt the design for use on a vee bed machine.
See elsewhere on the site for details for how a saddle stop can be used.