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Old 04-09-2006, 01:25 PM
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Default What is it?

I picked this up the other day from the salvage yard. But I don't know what it came off of.
It's about 110lbs and the upper piece has a 3/8" Hardinge collet in it. The cylinder holding the collet is spring loaded and has about one inch of travel and turns freely.
It looks like a lathe tailstock to me, but I have never seen one mounted on a cross-slide before and can't figure why you would want to.
Any ideas as to what it is? What it came from? Is it worth restoring?
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:41 PM
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Looks similar to part of an old valve grinder I once had. The collet gripped the valve stem.
I salvaged the cross feed from it years ago, still have it around somewhere.
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