Stop Block Enhancement

An improvement in the design of stop blocks keeps the aluminum strap below the lathe bed from spinning while tightening in place.

 

  1. The plastic insert is cut to fit between the ways of the lathe bed.
  2. The lower aluminum 1/4 x 3/4 inch strap slides into the plastic insert. 
  3. A lock nut in the bottom of the plastic insert holds the 1/4 inch threaded rod in place.