If faced with producing a quantity of identical parts on the lathe requiring to be
drilled and tapped, it will become a case of fit centre drill, remove and fit drill,
remove and fit tap and repeat for each part to be made. Even for say three or four
parts this can be a chore. A simple tailstock turret, as seen in Photograph 1, will
however avoid the situation and it will be worth equipping the workshop with one.
Photograph 2 shows it set up for the task.
Of course, this is not the only task for the device, another, just drilling a hole
will need a centre drill and drill to be interchanged for each part being made.