How can we size a lathe to get its’ travel size for the x-axis & z-axis?
- First, position your carriage towards the headstock until it ‘bumps up’ against the headstock;
- Do a mark on the bed just to the left of the apron;
- Reposition the carriage all the way to the tailstock end;
- Measure between the previously made red mark and the edge of the carriage apron.
Now you learned how to the travel sizes on a lathe.