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tailstock

[teyl-stok] /ˈteɪlˌstɒk/
noun
1.
a movable or sliding support for the dead center of a lathe or grinder.
Origin of tailstock
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; tail1 + stock
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  • The tool rest is clamped to the base the same as the tailstock.

  • This bed carries a headstock and a tailstock similar to a lathe.

  • In case there is any variation, the tailstock center is adjusted laterally, other trial cuts are taken, and the test repeated.

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  • The tailstock center is ground by inserting it in the spindle in place of the headstock center.

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  • This drill is flat and the right end has a large center hole for receiving the center of the tailstock.

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  • These reamers are held while in use in a socket inserted in the tailstock spindle, as when using a twist drill.

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  • When a reamer is used in the lathe, the outer end is supported by the tailstock center and should have a deep center-hole.

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  • The lathe is run very slowly for reaming and the reamer is fed into the work by feeding out the tailstock spindle.

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  • The tailstock fixture is also adjustable and it is mounted on a spindle which revolves in a bushing in the tailstock barrel.

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  • The tailstock center is next set over by guess and a caliper tool is clamped in the toolpost.

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British Dictionary definitions for tailstock

tailstock

/ˈteɪlˌstɒk/
noun
1.
a casting that slides on the bed of a lathe in alignment with the headstock and is locked in position to support the free end of a workpiece
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