Turning Archive 2008

Sliding Tailstock

Bill Gasper
>I wonder if anyone else has experienced this and if so do you have a solution? On my Oneway 1640 when roughing out a bowl I use a 4-prong drive and run the tailstock up tight. As I proceed, I occasionally give the tailstock a turn to keep tension on the blank and prevent slipage. Even though I have the locking lever clamped tight (very tight) I can make the whole assemble slip by turning the adjustment wheel. I don't want to force the locking lever any tighter for fear of causing damage. As it is, I lock it so tight that it is very difficult to release and unlock the tailstock. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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