The Skully lathe table shaft had a single steel ball at the bottom of the
table shaft. As it would distort after much use. Removing it and inserting a
nylon or teflon insert, and putting a point on the bottom of the shaft was
the method used by some owners. Finding a machine shop that had a lathe big
enough to handle the table (85lb ) was a problem. The advance ball did not
stop the vertical spokes. Some times it would reduce the debth and sometimes
it made it worse. This was more of a problem with the variable pitch mod.
than with fixed pitch.