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Morse #1 Taper Tailstock for Pen Makers


This tailstock was designed for pen makers.

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About the Morse #1 Taper Tailstock for Pen Makers

We designed our Morse #1 tailstock to support our pen maker customers who use our lathes. Pen mandrels and the mandrel saver live centers come with either Morse #2 or #1 tapers on them. This tailstock will allow our customers to use the Morse #1 taper pen-making accessories.

The Morse #1 Taper Tailstocks are available with standard handwheels or zero adjustable handwheels, in both inch and metric graduations.

Notes about the Morse #1 Taper Tailstock

We did not make this M#1 taper for larger-size tailstock chucks. Our machine is not designed for these larger tools and the forces that they exert on the working parts of our machine.

The photo below shows the M#1 taper tailstock, designed for pen turning, mounted with a mandrel, a mandrel saver, and a live center. We do not sell the mandrel or live center for pen making.

Click on the image for a larger view.

About the Laser-Engraved Spindle

The “0” line on the engraved scale on the tailstock spindle is located in the approximate area where the tailstock feed screw will push the Morse taper shank of an accessory out of the taper in the spindle.

On the Morse #1 spindle, the “0” line starts about 1.3” (33mm) from the end of the spindle. Click on the image for a larger view.

The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

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Part No. Description Quantity
32140 10-32 x 1/2″ Cup Point Set Screw 2
1-5/8″ Handwheel (Inch)
1-5/8″ Handwheel (Metric)
40111 Tailstock Case 1
40112 Tailstock Gib 1
Feed Screw (Inch)
Feed Screw (Metric)
40272 Morse #1 Taper Tailstock Spindle (Inch)
Morse #1 Taper Tailstock Spindle (Metric)
40330 10-32 x 5/8″ SHCS 1
40520 10-32 x 3/16″ Cup Point Set Screw 1
40590 1/4″ Washer 1
40860 Tailstock Locking Screw Grommet 1
40870 Tailstock Spindle Locking Screw 1