To set up your Mark V in the lathe mode, follow the instructions in the Owners Manual that came with your machine.
As you work in the lathe mode, you'll find that the Mark V is an extremely capable lathe with several special features.
It has swing of 8-1/8", so that you can turn stock up to 16-1/4" in diameter. It will hold a spindle up to 34" long between the center-long enough to turn table legs.
The quill feed holds the spindle in place between the centers.
The tool rest is 8" long and swivels a full 360 degrees. It adjusts up or down with the table height mechanism and sideways by sliding the carriage along the way tubes. The Model 510 tool rest arm has a center post position that is used when turning heavy stock.
The speed dial provides a broad range of speeds for a variety of lathe operations from rough shaping to finish sanding.
The tailstock has an eccentric mount to aid in turning tapers.
A lathe steady rest is available that helps to reduce whip and vibration of the spindle stock.