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taper turning between centers

Discussion in 'QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Get Help Fast Here!)' started by irishwoodsman, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. irishwoodsman

    irishwoodsman Active User Active Member

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    when taper turning between centers which is the best way from right to left or left to right or does it depend on job at hand thanks irishwoodsman:biggrin:
     
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    Tenn United States Active User Active Member

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    Great idea that boring head :thumbzup: Probably want to make sure it's installed parallel with the ways in a horizontal plane as it could throw things off if it's on an angle ? Or does that make a difference Jim B ?? :headscratch:
     
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    It would sure make a difference on your cutting tool height staying on center.
     
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    Sort of what I was thinking but wanted a second opinion. :thumbzup:
     
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    irishwoodsman Active User Active Member

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    thank you guys for the info thats what i needed to know:biggrin:
     
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    now i got to find me a morse taper 5 center for my headstock:thinking:
     
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    Nope. You need to find a MT5 to MT3 adapter sleeve and a MT3 center if you don't already have one. ;)

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    thats even better there highpower, now thats a good showme ty much:biggrin:
     
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    where did you get them from ty:biggrin:
     
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    There are special center drills made for taper turning. They drill a hole shaped like the bell of a bugle instead of just a straight sides 60ยบ hole. That way,the entire hole has contact with the center hole,and not just 2 places of contact,which is what you get with a regular center drill used in a tapered turning operation.

    I can't recall if these center drills have a special name or not. You can tell them by just looking at them. You'll see their concave cutting edges.
     

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