17 years ago
original. I have a 10" tailstock casting from E-bay that seems to take
a 9 inch lathe's tailstock quill (1.060) with no slop.
My question concerns the keying of the tailstock quill. The 9 inch
tailstock has a key pin in the tailstock casting which is rather
obvious. The 10 inch quill has no quill, and no key, but has a key
slot. The quill is also slotted. Therefore, at present, I have two
keyslots and no key. I can see no obvious way to hold a key in the
tailstock casting. While I could invent methods to make these parts
work together, I would like to know what an original 10" Southbend
tailstock has in the way of capturing the keystock in the keyway. Does
the quill carry the key, or does the casting? My guess is that the
quill carries the key...but it is only a guess.