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    Setting the tailstock over to cut a long taper between centers can be a process in its own right, but realigning the tailstock to a zero taper condition when finished can test ones patience. I thought there must be a better way to do this.
    So I designed this offset tailstock center to fit the mini lathe #2 Morse taper tailstock socket as an attempt to solve this perennial problem. With this attachment the tailstock need never be offset. The attachment neatly fits into the tailstock barrel and is indicated in to a true horizontal position..The offset is set on the attachment itself and therein lies its utility. Most of the machining can be done on the lathe. In fact all the machining can be done on the lathe with a milling attachment if no milling machine is available. The plan includes detailed drawings and a step by step description to aid in building.

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    Shop Made Tail Stock Center for Mini lathe or Sherline or Unimat from plans.

    Nice set of plans and instructions for the offset tail stock center. One of my future projects will be an 8 to 12 inch long cannon.
    This center is just the tool to use for that long taper.
    Build is straight forward and easy to make on home shop equipment.

    Here is the picture of the completed center.


    Thanks for posting the plans.

    Cheers, JR
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    jjr2001,

    That is some very nice work! I am sure it will fulfill its intended purpose on the canon barrel. Thanks for posting pictures of your build!
    Dick


    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/nGuyP MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/psE5w QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    https://sowl.co/UMVpo MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

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    Thanks Dick, I enjoyed the build and the plans were right on!
    I have the plans for the small QC tool post and need to make that for my little Sherline.

    Thanks again, JR

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    jjr2001,

    I know you will like the small QC Tool Post. I don't know the centerline distance from cross slide to spindle center on the little Sherline lathe, but you can increase the height of the main block to suit your application. I have used this little QC Tool Post on my 7 x 16 lathe with great success.
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    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/nGuyP MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/psE5w QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    https://sowl.co/UMVpo MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

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    Yes, I was looking at that. Nice thing about building tools you need is that customization factor.
    I will need to raise the height to match my Sherline. Could do it with a riser block like sherline uses
    for a lot of applications but I think I will just add the height to the post when I build it.

    Thanks again, JR

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    jjr2001,

    That sounds like a good plan.


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    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/nGuyP MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/psE5w QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    https://sowl.co/UMVpo MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

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