Wilton Mini Lathe - Alligning centers


I have got a Wilton 99177 mini lathe, and when checked the alignment of the centers by mounting a big block of wood on the face plate and then moving the dead center in the tail stock till it just touched, and moving the block by hand, it made a small circle about 3mm in diameter.
It looks like the tailstock cannot be adjusted. Does anyone know how to adjust the headstock on this lathe?
Thanks Richard
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Sat, Sep 17, 2005, 8:24am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Fantastico) who doth state in public: I have got a Wilton 99177 mini lathe, <snip> Does anyone know how to adjust the headstock on this lathe? I take it you have not tried asking the manufacturer.
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I don't own that particular lathe, but I had a similar problem with my rockwellized walker turner. Solution was to use shim stock under the tail stock 1/2 the size of the offending offset. But then I have a flat bed lathe with split ways. If your problem is side to side offset then you have a different kind of problem. How is the tail stock mounted? Tubes? or on the old style split ways bed? You might also check out rec.crafts.woodturning , the folks over there are a great help often too. I also believe there is a metalworking group.
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Fantastico wrote:

An "Advanced Google Groups" search for "alignment headstock tailstock" turns up 145 hits. You may find something there:
"http://groups.google.com/groups?as_q=alignment+headstock+tailstock&num &scoring=r&hl=en&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_ugroup=rec.crafts.woodturning&as_usubject=&as_uauthors=&lr=&as_drrb=q&as_qdr=&as_mind=1&as_minm=1&as_miny81&as_maxd&as_maxm=9&as_maxy 05&safe=off
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Jack Novak
Buffalo, NY - USA
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You might also check their website:
http://www.wmhtoolgroup.com/index.cfm?area=shop&action=vendors&VID=3
& contact them -- I did a quick search on wilton tools-- the site was the second hit.
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