Turning Archive 2005
>While turning some pieces last evening I noticed that the faceplate was not running true - it wobbles in and out (parallel to the bed) as it spins. I put on another faceplate - same problem.
On the other hand, I could not see any runout on the handwheel at the opposite end of the shaft. this old lathe (1972) had a previous life in a school shop - is it possible to have two bad faceplates (acquired from different sources) or is the shaft somehow bent? I'm not sure how the shaft could have gotten bent - bearings seem incredibly tight and there is absolutely no play.
Or should this even concern me? I could not see that it seriously impacted my turning - the stem (for a chalice) was as perpendicular to the table top as it could be.