The Copying Attachment , Lathe Turning Accessory , is mounted to the rear of the cross-slide, and for the purpose of flexibility (rotation), a swivel plate is furnished.
If the cross-slide has T-slots , these can be used to fasten the swivel plate. In this case , drill and counterbore matching holes for sockets head screws. Make sure screws are of proper length and do not touch bottom of T-Slot.
Before proceeding set-up Lathe Turning Accessory, check the bed configuration for the best possible positioning of this assembly. For most work , the headstock end of the beam should be in line with the hydraulic lathe chuck face. The position of the template should be as high as possible, but not to interfere with the cross slide. Lay out the most convenient center height to determine the position of the supports. It is important that the arms and rail are parallel to the lathe center line and careful mounting to achieve this is suggested.
THE REAR TEMPLATE-HOLDER RULE FOR LATHE TURNING ACCESSORIES
This accessory can be furnished when flat templates are used. It is inserted between the centers and locked against rotation.