I intend to either build this myself or have it machined elsewhere for my bridgemill if cost is within budget. Plans are as shown on web. Comments/ideas are welcome. http://www.nwstp.com/jsm/turrett.pdf
I have been looking at the Lathe Turret Plans on http://www.nwstp.com/jsm/turrett.pdf
As far as my mechanical understanding it still allright I would say that it is not going to work as it is drawn and shown in the general drawing.
The spindel cannot move to the left because it is against the housing. So the turret can not be locked while the subplate can't move.
I have a copy of the plans that you inquired about. Unfortunately the individual that sold them to me said to redirect anyone who was interested to him and his phone number is included at his site. As far as the "error" in the other plans several companies are bidding on it and no one questioned the movement.
looking over the pdf file above there is one problem I see in the drawing that needs to be corrected, the sub plate that the face plate mounts on shows a radial hole layout for the dowel pins that lock the face plate in position to the turret body of 2.5 inch radius , the mating holes in the turret body show 2.25 inch radius. I believe the 2.5 inch radius to be correct, the 2.25 inch radius is correct for the face plate to subplate mounting holes