Odie - yes, that thread was in reply to my question on reverse turning or removing the headstock. I have not looked back, but recall it was a HF lift table. I have not gotten one cause i have a table on casters that i built myself that is really close to same height so only have to lift less than one inch. Have now turned a bit with headstock at far end and its a ton easier than bending across. Have now moved my tailstock to behind the headstock and will keep there as long as turning smallish bowls.Karl.....somewhere on the forums, I recall someone mentioning they made a special cart that rolled up to the end of the lathe. This allowed for a removal of the tailstock, and roll it completely out of the way. I thought that was a pretty smart solution to the hassle of getting rid of the tailstock.