I've just started trying to create my first open-segment project. My Nova DVR has a very slight play when I lock the indexing pin; it's not much but there is enough play to give me trouble lining up the segments perfectly. Does anyone else with this lathe have any play when the headstock is locked? Or is my lathe an exception? This hasn't bothered me in the past but it sure makes a big difference in trying to line up segments this way.
I've taken it apart and can't find any way to extend the pin lower into the indexing wheel. I believe if it dropped about 1/16" to 1/8" further it would be tight enough. Any ideas? Any help would sure be appreciated.