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A turret that moves horizontally and at right angles to the lathe guides.

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MORSE TAPER

The taper on the lathe tail stock spindle.

FACE PLATE

1) A stiffening plate welded along the edge of a frame. 2) A removable plate threaded onto the arbour of a lathe for work piece attachment.

BALANCE TOOL

A tool designed for taking the first cuts when the external surface of a piece in a lathe is being machined; it is supported in the tool holder at an unvarying angle.

BAR TURRET LATHE

A turret lathe in which the bar stock is slid through the headstock and collet on line with the turning axis of the lathe and held firmly by the closed collet.

BENCH LATHE

A small engine or toolroom lathe suitable for attachment to a workbench; bed length usually does not exceed 6 feet (1.8 meters) and workpieces are generally small.

CARRIAGE STOP

A device added to the outer way of a lathe bed for accurately spacing grooves, turning multiple diameters and lengths, and cutting off pieces of specified thickness.

CHIP BREAKER

An irregularity or channel cut into the face of a lathe tool behind the cutting edge to cause removed stock to break into small chips or curls.

CHUCKING MACHINE

A lathe or grinder in which the outsize workpiece is grasped in a chuck or jawed device.

COMBINATION CHUCK

A chuck used in a lathe whose jaws either move independently or simultaneously.

COMPOUND REST

A principal component of a lathe consisting of a base and an upper part dovetailed together; the base is graduated in degrees and can be swiveled to any angle; the upper part includes the tool post and tool holder.
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