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cross-slide

noun
1.
the part of a lathe or planing machine on which the tool post is mounted and across which it slides at right angles to the bed of the lathe
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  • The rear return cam (as the hand feed of the cam drum is continued) brings the cross-slide back to its central position.

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  • As the grinding proceeds, the wheel is fed inward slightly by manipulating the cross-slide.

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  • The movement imparted to the yoke by the cams is thus transmitted through the pinions and rock-shaft to the cross-slide.

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  • The cross-slide has bolted to it a bar A carrying a roller which is pressed against a forming plate B by a heavy spring C.

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  • The machine illustrated has a power feed for the cross-slide as well as for the turret.

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  • The small handle at O is for moving the cross-slide along the bed when this is necessary in order to feed a tool sidewise.

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  • The unfinished part is then turned, and if the cross-slide is not moved, the tool will meet the first cut.

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  • The work also is shown threaded for its entire length; this cannot be accomplished with any one location of the cross-slide.

  • The rear bevel is roughed and finished by tools and held on the cross-slide.

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  • At the headstock end, this rock-shaft carries another segmental pinion meshing with rack teeth formed on the cross-slide.

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