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Harold Hall

Tailstock Turret   Harold Hall

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.

Metalworking

Workshop Projects

Tailstock Turret
Tailstock Turret

All pictures can be clicked on to provide a larger view

 

 

For the design drawings and production methods, see the

                    Projects in Metal web site

where I have provided this information.