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

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POLE LATHE

A simple lathe in which the work is rotated by a cord attached to a treadle.

PLAIN TURNING

Lathe operations involved when machining a workpiece between centers.

LIVE CENTER

A lathe center that fits intotheheadstockspindle.

LEAD SCREW

A threaded shaft used to convert rotation to longitudinal motion; in a lathe it moves the tool carriage when cutting threads; in a disk recorder it guides the cutter at a desired rate across the surface of an ungrooved disk.

LATHE

A machine for shaping a workpiece by gripping it in a holding device and rotating it under power against a suitable cutting tool for turning, boring, facing, or threading.

HORIZONTAL LATHE

A horizontally mounted lathe with which longitudinal and radial movements are applied to a workpiece that rotates.

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.

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