from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The movable part of a lathe that supports the dead center.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In a lathe, the adjustable rear-stock moving on the bed, opposite the head-stock, and carrying the dead-spindle into which the dead-center is fitted. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or adjustable center. The
headstocksupports the live spindle.
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- noun The part of a
lathethat holds the object being worked along its rotatory axis
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- noun support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece
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Mounted on the end of the headstock facing the tailstock is the spindle and the spur center or for face turning such as bowls and plates, or other This is the tailstock, the crank on the end forces the cup center into the end of the workpiece.
This reduces the danger of splitting and, unimpeded by the tailstock, the hammer can be directed to the top, right-hand comer of the workpiece.
A tailstock with tailstock centre serves as end support to the chucking device when processing longer workpieces.
The workpiece is clamped between the trifurcate and the tailstock centre.
This serves to chuck short trunk pieces without using the tailstock centre.
The tailstock is used as a counter-holding device for turning long workpieces or for drilling,
The apron and the tailstock are movable and are led on the lathe bed.
· The tailstock quill is brought into working position (Fig. 14) whereby special attention must be given to quill cleanliness.
Figure 55 Mechanical winding of a compression spring on the lathe 1 lathe chuck, 2 winding mandrel, 3 compression spring, 4 tailstock with live centre
- For parts mounted overhung, the steady rest (without using the tailstock as counter-support) permits facing and boring operations to be performed, if it is used to support and guide the freely rotating end of the part (see Fig. 12).