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Anthony Knights03/11/2018 08:47:27
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Reference the block that fits at the rear of the existing tailstock body, there appears to be no mention of the material used. I would have thought that mild steel or cast iron would be OK but in photo 2 it looks like brass.

Am I correct in saying that the height of the block is 40.5mm?

In fig 2 the threaded potion of the new lead screw looks longer than that on the original. I this correct?

Neil Wyatt03/11/2018 09:21:47
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JS used mild steel on the original one.


Ian S C03/11/2018 10:50:16
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I think some of JS's photos of steel bits came out brassy because of lighting, I think he mentioned that in one thread a few years ago.

Ian S C

Michael Cox 103/11/2018 11:21:36
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The block is mild steel. I think it is clear in Photo 6 that it is not brass. If it looks brassy in Photo 2 then it is just a lighting effect.

The block is 40 mm high. I seem to have omitted to include this dimension. My apologies for this omission.

The dimensions of the new feedscrew are given in Fig 8.

I hope this clarifies the drawing.


Anthony Knights04/11/2018 09:40:26
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Thank you gentlemen for your replies.

Anthony Knights04/11/2018 09:42:17
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Thank you gentlemen for your replies. I hope to construct this shortly.

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