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    Add a second carriage stop to your metal lathe

    Here's how to add another carriage stop to the tailstock side of the lathe bed.

    Having two carriage stops allows you to easily work within a set envelope on the lathe.

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    As an added benefit fit the tailstock-side stop to hold a dial indicator. Using a DI to accurately measure carriage movement is often useful and having the DI on the outboard side keeps it out of the hot swarf stream and ensures it doesn't interfere with moving the carriage close to the headstock.

    Whenever you fit a DI to a carriage stop, fit a hard stop that will keep the carriage from accidentally driving the DI stem too far.
    Regards, Marv

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    Thanks xynudu! We've added your Secondary Carriage Stop to our Lathe Accessories category,
    as well as to your builder page: xynudu's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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