First step was my favorite, ripping something apart
The entire unit was dissembled to see what made it tick, and then to get serious about the conversion.
This picture is surfacing the bottom of the lathe to make things parallel with the top for some subsequent top side machining and be assured that we are on the same plane. As it turned out this step was unnecessary as it was almost perfectly parallel with the top side.
Wms, if you see this, I'm making use of that 1" cutter that you gave me, thanks