Turning Archive 2004
>I feel a little dumb.
I've been turning on an old Oliver model 167 while my Jet has been in the shop. Just today I noticed that the hand wheel on the outboard side can be removed.
The wheel is about 9" across made of aluminum, and has pre-drilled counter sunk holes that look like they are made for face plate type work. Of course it is reverse threaded but that only makes sense.
Does this mean I can mount up a big piece of wood and turn it outboard? I can come up with a free standing tool rest, but how do I do things without a tail stock for reverse chucking etc? Is this a fairly common thing?
I have so much to learn.
Thanks to all,