Lathe Tailstock Turret
The tailstock turret is designed to allow up to six tailstock-mounted tools to be changed easily and rapidly, so is a great boon when making production runs of parts like nuts and bolts, particularly when used in conjunction with a carriage multi-stop (see separate post).
Taper – MT2 as built; MT3 could be fitted.
Tool stations – six
Materials – body – cast iron; taper – blank end arbor; capstan – free cutting mild steel
Drawings and Construction Notes
A construction article with drawings appeared in Model Engineers’ Workshop magazine No. 253 in April 2017.
I have added rough drawings below. These could do with a bit of formatting and tidying up, but should be sufficient to allow you to make the dividing head. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that I do not guarantee the accuracy of the drawings and accept no responsibility or liability for any errors or consequent losses. The drawings are provided free of charge for private hobby use at your own risk. They may not be used for commercial purposes or reproduced in any form without my permission. Please acknowledge this website if forwarding the drawings to your friends. Construction notes are not yet available. Thank you for your understanding.
Turret Sheet 1 – GA – for website
Turret Sheet 2 – Base – for website
Turret Sheet 3 – Turret – for website
Turret Sheet 4 – Taper – for website
Turret Sheet 5 – Angle Piece – for website
Turret Sheet 6 – Detent – for website
Turret Sheet 7 – Locking Handle Axle – for website
Turret Sheet 8 – Locking Handle Parts – for website
Turret Sheet 9 – Tool Holder – for website
Turret Sheet 10 – Die Holder – for website
I would very much like a copy of drawings and construction notes.
Very nice work.
Hi Alex Cool work you have done, I would like a copy of the drawings if possible
Soren, I am still working on the drawings and construction notes and will update the website as soon as they are available and let you know. Many thanks for your interest, Alex.
Love your posts. Would it be possible to get a copy of your drawings for the turret attachment.
Roy, many thanks for your comment. I now have PDFs of the tailstock turret drawings which I will upload to this website in the next few days. You may be interested to know that drawings and construction article for this tool are in the latest edition of Model Engineer’s Workshop magazine. All the best, Alex.
This looks like a good project. Please could you send me the drawings. Thank you Henry.
I have uploaded drawings to the website.