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    The first thing you need to do is determine if the lathe is turning parallel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steran50 View Post
    I am aware Stustoys that the headstock had been removed and then it was refitted.
    Then given what the OP wants to achieve, why are you worried about twist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snapey View Post
    The first thing you need to do is determine if the lathe is turning parallel.
    Why?

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    No further comment.
    All The Best steran50 Stewart

    The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.

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    Originally Posted by Snapey The first thing you need to do is determine if the lathe is turning parallel.
    Why?

    Your bed and saddle should be at 90 degrees to each other so if your test piece is parallel then the face should be flat.

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    So a slight adjustment to the headstock ended in a 0.045mm centre cup, way better than I had hoped for, and allows me to finish the project I was working on.
    It is really nice to drill through a 75mm piece of steel and have the hole appear in the correct position on the far side

    When this project is done, it will be time to start from scratch & set the lathe up properly.
    Thanks for all the info provided, much appreciated.

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