Tailstock part 2

Being-away-from-home rule 197: If you are determined to put similar sized tubes of hemarrhoid cream and toothpaste in your toiletries bag, wear your glasses before attempting to brush your teeth…

I had a lot of Jura. Pesky train wifi. Now my teeth are shrinking.

I prised out the oil thingy from the top…

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I’ve got new ones. Next, everything was covered in GUNK or soaked in it and left for a while…

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Usual process: scrub with the brushes, rinse, cloth dry, hot air dry.

The next task was to smooth out all the moving parts and all the places in which they move. I used dry 2500g paper, either wrapped round my finger or a dowel, and polished inside all the bores as best as I could…

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Next, I polished all the other parts. For instance, here’s the Barrel polished…

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Before putting the Barrel back in to the Tailstock Body, I inserted the Barrel Key…

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…and the Pad Bolt and Locking Lever…

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The Barrel slides in easily now it’s been polished and oiled…

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At the threaded end, the thrust plate and its screw were partially reassembled…

IMG_3445.JPG…the Handwheel screwed back up and the Thrust Plate dropped in to its annular slot…

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Then the screw is tightened to secure the Plate. With a good amount of VG32, it turns very nicely…

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I dropped plenty of oil into that hole in the top. With the Handwheel held by the Thrust Plate in the ring, turning the Handwheel winds the Barrel in and out. The Barrel Key stops the Barrel rotating.

The rest of the reassembly was quite straightforward. The Eccentric Lever Assembly and Eye Bolt were inserted. This picture shows the annular slot into which rides the lug on the end of the Eccentric Locating Screw…

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The Base drops on over the Eye Bolt…

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The Gib Strip is bolted on and its adjustment screws fitted…

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Finally, the Clamp Plate and Simmonds Nut are installed…

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Done…

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…and back on The Lathe…

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…although somewhat loosely a the moment. The new oiling thing is installed on the top.

Next, a pain in the bum?…

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