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    Tail Stock Repair

    The other day I noticed that when I put the handle down on my tailstock that the handle traveled farther than it should. So i took it off and flipped it over and saw that the weld had started to break.
    I had a local shop reweld it ($10.00) and it works fine again. The pictures below show the tailstock after being rewelded. At the same time I cleaned it up ............................
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Tail-2.jpg   Tail-3.jpg   Tail-4.jpg   Tail-5.jpg   Tail-6.jpg  

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    Congrats on the fix.
    That looks like a well used lathe. Well used tools are loved tools.
    Anything mechanical, stuff happens.
    Yes, methinks that locking lug area gets a lot of stress when the handle is pushed down to lock. You should get another 20 years from that repair.
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    That must be a great weld job... I looked hard but couldn't see where it was welded.. good job on fixing the TS...
    Chuck
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    thanks........pics 2,4,5, are about as good of shots I could get with my old camera.....................and im hoping it holds up ....had it welded better than what is was so im hoping so now...............
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