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Ways

Industrial machinery; Lathe

Precision ground surfaces along the top of the bed on which the saddle rides. The ways are precisely aligned with the centerline of the lathe.

Crosslide table

Industrial machinery; Lathe

Platform with two T-slots holding the tool post that moves perpendicular to the lathe axis under control of the cross-slide hand wheel.

Cross-slide

Industrial machinery; Lathe

Platform with two T-slots holding the tool post that moves perpendicular to the lathe axis under control of the cross-slide hand wheel.

V-belt

Industrial machinery; Lathe

A Kevlar-reinforced Urethane belt that drives the spindle by means of the pulleys.

Turning

Industrial machinery; Lathe

A basic lathe operation in which the part is rotated while a single point cutting tool removes metals from the rotating surface of the workpiece, thus changing its diameter to a desired size. Turning ...

Toolpost

Industrial machinery; Lathe

A holding device mounted on the compound  into which the cutting tool is clamped.

Tool blank

Industrial machinery; Lathe

A piece of High Speed Steel from which a cutting tool is ground on a bench grinder. Typically 5/16" square by 2 1/2" long for mini-lathe use.

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