So, my Craftsman 12" X 24" lathe came with piles of tooling and a lantern post. Now, it has an Aloris qctp, but also a lantern post. I have lots of tool holders for a lantern post, so I figured I'd use it when I needed to. Well, it is too big! The base on the post is around 1.375" and the slot in my compound is only 1.018".....go figure? I thought maybe it was just the wrong one for the lathe, but found another identical lathe being parted out and offered to buy the lanter post, guess what, it's the same size as mine and too big!!! Maybe my compound was changed in the past, maybe I'm missing something, maybe it's the Twilight Zone? Any ideas?