Lead screw bearing stack on mini lathe

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Re: Lead screw bearing stack on mini lathe

Post by kjkrum » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:08 pm

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:48 pm
is there a thrust bearing at the OTHER END of the lead screw? => gear end?
No, the headstock end of the lead screw just passes through a bushing. Its position seems to be entirely determined by the two thrust bearings on opposite sides of the block on the tailstock end.

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