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millerman
11-03-2001, 11:49 PM
I am new to this group and this is my first entry. My question is can the bedway warp or twist on a lathe? I have 6 adjusting feet and if some have more pressure than others will this cause these problems. Thanks Wayne

SGW
11-04-2001, 08:28 AM
Will this cause these problems? It sure will! It's amazing how spaghetti-like a lathe bed can behave when you're talking about thousandths of an inch.

See the "Getting things straight" entry a few below yours in this forum. It has a link to a web site that explains what I think is the absolute best way to line up your lathe. The fact that your lathe has 6 adjusting feet is going to make the job even more difficult. Do it on a day when your supply of patience is full to the brim.