View single post by Herb Kephart
 Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 03:18 am
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5981

Very difficult to explain to a non-machinist- but with a non computer controlled machine it is near impossible. There is a diameter to length ratio (about 1 to 10) that cannot be exceeded. It is much easier to turn a long slender piece straight than tapered, because you can run a support on the already turned diameter to steady things---but with a taper the support would have to move in two planes to accommodate the diameter variation.

Trust me--six lathes out in the shop.

Herbie  :old dude:

Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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