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Lathe Tailstock Quill Extension Index by Christophe Mineau - Here is a little gizmo I quickly made to provide a reading index and zero setup for the tailstocks of my lathes.I know I could have made a DRO for the tailstock, with a digital caliper for instance, but both of my tailstock quills, metal lathe and wood lathe, have a graduation, so I wanted to take benefit from them, and wanted also a zero setup .I came up with this simple solution, mounted on a rare earth magnet, featuring a

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How to make a metal lathe tap and die Jig

  This is the first project i have made on my new lathe . It is a easy way to Use a die to make threads or chase them to clean them up.