re- the taper attachment...you can't make a cut and then crank it back to the beginning without it cutting on the way back...that's gonna happen if you don't withdraw the tool first before cranking back to the beginning.
I don't thaink it is a problem with the attachment. Try withdrawing the tool and then crank it back, readvance tool for next cut.
Thanks for that! Now I need to put it back on and only feed right with it. I will let you know how it goes.
how about a closer pic of the tailstock?
Sure thing. Here you go.
Things I know John did to it:
- Added a scale on top with a rod you can attach an indicator to
- Added a chuck key holder on the backside
- Changed the lock lever to a flip handle, so it was never pointing in an inconvenient direction
- Made a custom wrench for the tailstock lock nut so it when the tailstock is loose, the wrench is recessed into the tailstock itself.
By the way, the photos were taken while I was figuring out how to cut threads...
...using a custom thread cutting tool post made by John
...using the advice you all have given me on this forum!
So glad I found this place!