My LeBlond Regal from the mid-60's did not come with a follow rest.
I need to thread a length of smaller dia rod, tough to do with no follow rest....
When looking at my lathe, there are no mounting holes on the left side where a normal follow bolts on. There are mounting holes on the right side of the saddle.
I'm guessing that the original follow was quite a piece, mounted on the right side and reached over to be near where your cutting tool was.
I've never seen one, but I called LeBlond to see just by chance if they were still available. If they had one, I knew the price would be high from my buying a couple small parts from them before.
They do still have this follow rest available.
....for the low, low price of $2469.
Anyone ever see, or have this follow rest for a LeBlond Regal (or willing to part with one)?
If you have one, can you take a pic of it?
Here's my lathe before I cleaned her all up to give you an idea of the vintage of this Regal.
You can see the two mounting holes on the right side: