About the tailstock spindle extender
Certain setups on lathes with the old style tailstock are made easier by the use of the tailstock spindle extender, because it adds 1-1/2″ to the reach of the tailstock spindle. By using the extender, a part being held between centers can be turned from end to end without having to move the tool post from one position to another to keep the crosslide saddle from hitting the tailstock. You will find other occasions as well where this simple tool pays for itself many times over in convenience.
NOTE: This part is needed only on lathes made before July, 1996. The new cutout tailstock design eliminates the need for this part.