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South bend tail stock taper


Feb 27, 2021
Just acquired a 14 1/2” lathe. Came with zero tooling (lathe was free) and I’m having a time trying to figure out what taper is in the tailstock. I don’t have snap gauges (if those would even work, new machinist wannabe here) to measure inside. Does anyone have concrete info on what taper a 14 1/2” south bend has in the tailstock? Ps I’ve checked online and haven’t found much other than it’s possibly a SB specific taper, thanks