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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    Actually my very first post eludes to the fact I am trying to master extreme precision.
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    I never said I was a mechanical engineer, I said I have a PhD in engineering. Physics and electrical Dont make assumptions
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    Actually no , I got a few decent answers and got ridiculed by others. Ever hear of internet bullying? Yea it’s 2022 and as dumb as that is, it’s a thing. You know that people are liable for that right? You keyboard tuff guys treat people like dog shit while some people actually had an...
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    This is such a typical Internet forum haha I ask a seemingly simple question and get flamed Here is the part you guys all missed I have not asking the simple question like you think I am asking more detailed question because I am chasing tenths of taper and how you center your work on a...
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    He put the live center 3 jaw and put it int he tail stock? That is a very interesting idea.... hmmmmmm Glad I made this post
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    Yes I am familiar with turning between center. I have never tried it but im familiar with the idea and using a dog. Not sure how that would look on my CNC machine haha
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    already watch them all. Abom79 is by far my favorite. I have yet to see someone perform the operation I am talking about.
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    Care to explain the process? Allowed to operate the lathe? sounds pretty condescending. I also dont see how you are going to do that on a part that is not round as I stated the material was.
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    I only use Carbide
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    Please help with thread cutting

    ok, I wanted to get back to this in case somewhere someday someone has the same issue I do. This seems to be a bug in the 840D / SL machine. The machine has two buttons. Cycle start and spindle on and off. When you program the thread program you should just be able to back the tool off and...
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    help the rookie with a lathe fundamental question

    Hey all So amateur hobbyists here with a fundamental lathe question that I have not been able to get answered through good old YouTube surprisingly. I tend to work with a lot of old junk metal for practice. Most times there is a scale on the outside and the part is hardly ever round. I am...
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    Need help picking a machine

    Thanks for the suggestions Maybe I am stuck with a smaller machine I Imdid think it would be fun to rebuild one. If you have a machine that is out by say .010 of taper over 30 inches how do you correct for that? I really want a monarch series 60 16” x 54 Maybe I’m crazy to think that big...
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    Need help picking a machine

    Anyone got any other ideas?
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    Need help picking a machine

    Looking for a lathe to buy I was thinking a monarch series 60 Maybe a 30 or a 54 However , I know me and I’m going to want to chase 10th’s I want to maintain .001 taper over the full length of the bed. Is this possible with an older Machine? I have a fryer easy turn now and I hate the Cnc...
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    Removing a taper

    So I am a hobbyist machinist. I have a piece of stock that I’ve been trying to “fix“ because it has a significant taper to it unfortunately the taper is the entire piece. The workpiece itself the taper is only about 15 or 20 thousands . I was trying to put it in a four jaw And straighten it that...
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    Please help with thread cutting

    I figured it out Waste of 2 days I will Post the answer when I get home tonight Thanks all for the emotional support!
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    Please help with thread cutting

    Thanks for the comments So this isn’t a conventional program Not sure if you all have worked with this thing before or not. Think of it as more like a pre canned function. It’s not a full up program It’s a simply pre canned function in the controller under the turning menu called “thread”...
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    Please help with thread cutting

    Tried that a long time ago There are so many versions of this junk I can’t even find the right manual No book I have found explains this hunk of shit
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    Please help with thread cutting

    Anyone used this stupid system before
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    Please help with thread cutting

    I have been trying to reply for an hour the website is either censoring me or it’s broken So the issue is the federate. After trying to cut a thread all day long , I have realized no matter what settings I change the feed rate is stuck at 196 inch per min I’m if I ask it to make a strait cut...
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