Welcome aboard Clyde!
In normal turning with the chuck coming towards you, there is no
upward force on the front of the carriage. When the chuck is turning
in reverse or when you have some other situation that would tend to
lift the front of the saddle (milling or whatever), you need to snug
up the carriage lock to hold the front down. I usually lock it down
tightly when I'm milling and loosen it only to advance the work into
the tool for the next pass.
Power cross feed means a new apron, crossfeed leadscrew, longitudinal
feedscrew and perhaps a new saddle.
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I have just recently started to do hobby machine work. I worked asa
machinist at the Jacksonville Shipyards and at a few Jobbers shopsmyself.
Part of the fun.considered
excessive. Yet, when I try to use my milling attachement, handof
chatter. I discovered the carriage lifts on the front by the apronI
am making into a 't-slotted' table for milling bigger pieces).There
apprears to be about 1/32 inch, I have yet to get an exactthe
apron is tightly attached to the carriage.off
of a Model 'A' or 'B', Would I be able to adapt it to my lathe to