— If the stock is thinner at the tailstock end,
the tailstock needs to be moved away from
the operator by at least the amount of the
taper (Figure 15).
Looking down from above.
Figure 15. Adjusting for tailstock end taper.
DO NOT forget to lock the tailstock to the
ways after each adjustment.
Loosen the tailstock lock lever and adjust the
tailstock offset by the amount of the taper
by turning the adjustment set screw (Figure
16). Turn another 0.010'' off of the stock and
check for taper. Repeat as necessary until
the desired amount of accuracy is achieved.
Figure 16. Tailstock adjustment locations.
G4003G Gunsmith's Lathe