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jamscal
06-16-2005, 03:35 PM
Hello, I have a 10" Logan Lathe and was wondering what the little hole is for on top of the tailstock, on the operator's side. I think I've seen a similar hole on South Bend's 9" lathe tailstock too.

I filled mine with a brass plug tapped out 1/4-20. (Light Press/ Driving Fit) I can now attach a dial indicator and have it hit a plate made for the tailstock ram.

Just wondering what the real/original use was for these.

Thanks,

James

C - ROSS
06-16-2005, 04:15 PM
The hole was used for cup grease or white lead to use on the dead center.

Ross

Toolmaker Extrodinair
06-16-2005, 09:54 PM
use mine to hold the drill chuck key.