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Can anyone identify these parts that came with new lathe?

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adidat

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So on monday I made an almost 400 mile round trip to pick up my new to me Hegner lathe, and what a beauty it is! but more on that later.

the lathe came with every tool you could imagine and most of it I have been able to identify apart from this object.







So I am guessing it came from Hegner as the paint colour is the same and it appears to come with 2 plates that are very similar but with a different sized v shape cut out.

And a clamping arrangement of some description.

but thats about it

Any ideas?

Adidat
 

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Looks like a steady for turning long spindles to prevent whip. The V cut outs however look a little rough at the edges.
 

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I can't see all the pictures and this is only a guess, but could it be a steady, for long, thin work?
The clamp bit fits onto the bed so that one or other V rests behind the work, just rubbing against it. It then stops the work from flexing away from the cutting tool.
 

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While a steady is the most likely but could it just be to hold an existing turning close and parallel to the bed to use as a pattern when duplicating more spindles by eye?

Pete
 
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