I have a Tyme Cub lathe (old I know!) and the tailstock screw has become jammed inside the sleeve so I can no longer turn the handle and the sleeve no longer moves in and out of the tailstock. The thread is a left hand one.
I have tried to get it separated but cannot do it, tried tapping with hammer, used WD40 to spray inside to try and loosen it. All to no avail.
I am loathe to secure it in a vice and use something to force it to open as I think it will damage the outside and cause an issue with the smooth movement in the tailstock.
I have attached an images showing the item.
Does anybody have any ideas on either what else I could try, or who I could take it to to try and fix it? I am based up in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Any help much appreciated as the rest of the lathe works great!
These two pieces (the join is where the small piece of wood shaving is) need to be separated.