Taig Micro Lathe Tailstock
Last updated on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 04:44:53 PM Mountain US Time Zone
Taig lathe tailstock tramming animations.
Zero front/back readings. It is the tailstock that is
moved horizontally (typically opposing set screws) and/or
vertically (shims or grinding) into proper
position as indicated by the dial test gauge.
Zero top/bottom readings.
CAUTION: DO NOT TURN THE LATHE ON
to center the tailstock
respect to the tailstock is to mount a dial test gauge
in the spindle & a dowel pin in the tailstock-mounted
drill chuck; another method uses the dead center.
The test dial indicator is mounted in a collet.
Rotate the spindle front & back while adjusting the
tailstock offset, making half-the-difference changes
between them until there are no differences.
Also see tramming the 9x20 lathe.