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06-25-2007, 04:28 PM
how important is it to make sure the lathe is level? I would think not much but more important to make sure not twisted or bent. How do you check this for straight and not bent or twisted. I just moved my lathe to a new desk and the original was setup for me.


06-25-2007, 04:37 PM
This one has been beaten to death repeatedly here, so you may want to do a search on lathe and level.

The premise is that level is not that important, but not twisted sure is. Level is just the easiest way to determine that you don't have it twisted and so we use it as the standard.

good luck!