I have been thinking about doing a few tailstock mods. The first mod up would be the lever action tailstock. This cranking the hand wheel can get sooo old some times. Ive never had, or even operated one before, but seems like it would be a improvment over the hand wheel crank. I would like to have both really, lever and hand wheel. Im not sure if thats possible on the same tail stock. All that ive ever seen is one or the other, and not both.
Those that have done this, was it worth while? or did you feel you had wasted alot of time doing this mod after the fact. Id like to hear the good bad and the ugly on this topic. Im thinking this would be a good thing, but never used one before Im sure there is somthing Im missing. If anyone has pics of the one they built , Id sur would like to see them.
The next thing is a tail stock turret. I see them in my local Busy Bee, but they cater to real small lathes. The unit they sell is also MT2, my tail stock is MT 4. again, Id like your comments on these. Good, bad , worth while,or worthless? accurate, or more trouble than its worth? They do appear like a tool that could speed things up some what. This is another item, I have never used , or owned. Just looks like a good idea to me. Then again, some times, what appears to be a good idea, is more of a horror show in the long run.