supported by the chuck alone. The center rest,
kept aligned by the ways, can be clamped at
any desired position along the bed, as
the jaws (A) be carefully adjusted to allow the
work (B) to turn freely and at the same time
keep it accurately centered on the axis of the
lathe. The top half of the frame is hinged at C
to make it easier to place the center rest in
position without removing the work from the
centers or changing the position of the jaws.
The follower rest is used to back up work of small
diameter to keep it from springing under the pressure
of cutting. This rest gets its name because it follows
it is attached directly to the saddle by bolts (B). The
adjustable jaws bear directly on the finished diameter
of the work opposite and above the cutting tool.
To provide an intermediate support or rest for
long slender bars or shafts being machined
between centers. It prevents them from
springing due to cutting pressure or sagging as
a result of their otherwise unsupported weight.
used for turning and boring tapers. It is bolted to the
To support and provide a center bearing for one
back of the carriage saddle. In operation, it is
end of work, such as a spindle, being bored or
connected to the cross-slide so that it moves the cross
drilled from the end when it is too long to be
slide laterally as the carriage moves longitudinally,
thereby causing the cutting tool to move at an angle to
the axis of the work to produce a taper.