Interesting thread going on right now at the Australian Woodworking Forum. In the turning forum a poster suggested that wear on the lathe bed can cause misalignment with the head and tail stocks. He says he uses his lathe a lot and opins that the sliding has caused wear. He claims this is the second lathe this has happened with.
Me? I dunno. I suggested that if he cleaned and waxed his bed (like I do ) this wouldn't happen.
Others are chiming in with various possibilities and opinions.
What say y'all?