combination of cross slide and compound slides movements is used to turn a ball on a centre lathe with single point tool.
The taper provided in the nose of the tailstock barrel is Morse taper.
Faceplates are used to hold work that is too large or of such a shape that it cannot be held in a chuck or between centers. Faceplates are equipped with several slots to permit the use of bolts to secure the work, so that the axis of the work-piece may be aligned with the lathe centers. When work is mounted off – center, a counterbalance should be fastened to the faceplate to prevent imbalance and the resultant vibrations when the lathe is in operation.