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.