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    Hi everyone, I am starting to tear down my new acquisition, winter is setting in here and its quality time in my shop now until spring. I figured I will start with the tail stock, teardown, inspect, repair if needed and then onto the next piece. Here is what I found so far, I am guessing this is a sign of a bigger problem. I will grind those welds off and see - who would weld on something like this - crazy.
    Also, I assume that I should put some heat to that knurled nut, and that its a right hand thread? I tried budging it and its not moving.

    Thanks, last picture is one of the lathe, took the end one pedestal cover off to strip down
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    Looks like someone shimmed up a worn tailstock and then welded it into "alignment"...

    Now,that's a *real* bodge!! LOL

    FWIW- should be fixable I think.

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    Count yourself lucky they did such a discrete job of tacking it. Could be MUCH worse. A strap wrench is the right tool for that nut, a little heat prior couldn't hurt.

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    my guess is the headstock and the tailstock are from a different lathe. as to why the tailstock is welded, no idea.

    heat the casting not the nut to get that the tailstock apart.

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    Thanks,
    Yes, I should have checked my sentence, I intend to put some heat to the casting, no need to make that nut expand while I am trying to get it to turn out


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