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Old 11-05-2018, 08:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by larryc View Post
Not to hijack your post but an added question.

What is the best to lubricate the ways (once they're clean) so the tail stock slides easier?
I use motor oil. A thin coat will do it. To be more precise, I use motor oil on the metal lathe, and paste wax on the wood lathe. Learned that from my teachers.
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