What is Off Setting the Tailstock?

The tailstock offset method is generally used to cut a taper when no taper attachment is available. This involves moving the tailstock centre out-of-line with the headstock centre. However, the amount that the tailstock may be offset is limited. This method will not permit steep...
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What is Compound Rest?

The compound rest is generally used for turning or boring short steep tapers, but it can also be used for longer, gradual tapers, providing the length of the taper does not exceed the distance the compound rest will move upon its slide. This method can...
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Taper Turning Attachment

The taper attachment is used for turning and boring tapers. It is bolted to the back of the carriage saddle. In operation, it is connected to the cross-slide so that it moves the cross-slide laterally as the carriage moves longitudinally. This action causes the cutting...
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Methods Of Taper Turning

In ordinary straight turning, the cutting tool moves along a line parallel to the axis of the work, causing the finished job to be the same diameter throughout. However, when cutting a taper, the tool moves at an angle to the axis of the work,...
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