I have been using the tail stock lift I built many months ago with a great deal of satisfaction.
In fact I nearly forgot it was there, and I almost forgot one of its limitations. When you pull out the bed the lift will no longer work because it is fixed to the end of the lathe’s stand.
With a little prompting from a discussion in the stubby users group forum I decided to give a new design a try.
Think “prototype” when looking at the photo’s below, welding and fit isn’t very good yet. If this design works well I will make it pretty on the next iteration.
Heaven’s Prisoners the movie