Engine Lathe Operations and Controls and Controls - 3: Movements of the Lathe
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The lathe has many moving parts all with a special functions. You should understand the names and their movements.

The spindle rotates in both directions. The tail stock can be positioned along the ways and the quill moves within the tail stock. The carriage also moves along the ways. The cross slide moves perpendicular to the ways. The compound slide moves at any preset angle over the saddle. The lead screw and feed rod also rotate and are reserved for certain automatic functions.

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