Custom Taig Tailstock
Updated: Mar 10, 2022
I've never been a fan of the original Taig lathe tailstock. (In fact, it's my #2 main upgrade necessity of my 7 Essential Taig Lathe Upgrades!) While it does get the job done, it isn't ergonomic in the slightest, it's ugly, and it can barely reach over the tool carriage. So I made a better one!
Even though this tailstock is fairly massive, 95% of my lathe work is on really really tiny parts, so I don't need to conserve space. This also allows it to reach really far, so I basically never have to move it on the bed. And since it couldn't reach over the tool carriage, I would have to take the tailstock off, pull the tool carriage off, put the tailstock back on, drill my hole, and do the same process in reverse. That's a pain!! So this works waaaaay better for me.
If you're looking for a decent project to upgrade your Taig lathe, this is a good one for sure!