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tail·stock

 (tāl′stŏk′)
n.
A sliding carriage on a lathe that holds the center, the pointed part on which one end of the piece being worked spins.

tailstock

(ˈteɪlˌstɒk)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a casting that slides on the bed of a lathe in alignment with the headstock and is locked in position to support the free end of a workpiece
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Noun1.tailstock - support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiecetailstock - support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
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The unit consists of stainless steel tubing with chamfered holes for quick and easy length adjustment of the bridge, tailstock or headstock to fit any length airgun or pistol.
The minimum tools needed for this project start with a thread cutting metal lathe with an adjustable and true tailstock, a 4-jaw lathe chuck, three jaw chuck, steady rest and quick change tool post.
In In Section 2, "The Lathe," projects are: setting up aids; hand turning rest; small slotting tool; external and internal chuck stops; rear mounted tool posts; tailstock mounted knurling tool; and a self-releasing mandrel handle.
Main parts of heavy lathe are machine bed, headstock, tailstock and carriage saddle with cross slide.
I placed the tap in a drill chuck in my tailstock, with the tailstock loose so the tap could be advanced into the work as it was being tapped.
He said one end should have been inserted into the chuck and the other supported by the tailstock.
The muzzle of the barrel would run on a tailstock center.
Other major features for this machine include 12-position turret, Fanuc OTC controller, powerful 30HP spindle motor, Meehanite cast iron in machine body, automatic lubrication system, chip conveyor with bucket, and hydraulic tailstock with powerful clamping force.
Tailstock Y and B position display resets to zero after each bend for easy setup while maintaining absolute position.
A small sampling of topics indicates the breadth of coverage: cyclic deformation of cast steel for Chinese railway rolling wagon bogie frames, remote data acquisition system reliability simulation, failure of flip-chip circuit interconnects under high current density, shear strength and performance of glass-to-metal brazed joints, vibration effects on tailstock of a turning machine, and product data integration and management research based on XML.
Integral to the unit is a multi-purpose part-handling device, which can index to an NC tailstock for shaft turning, or a vise for holding the workpiece while it performs multi-face operations.