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 machine that doesn’t have a large enough spindled bore matters and using stock that is not round
This is not a simple matter of using dividers and just an FYI I have a PhD and engineering and have been running the machine shop for over a year and have made many projects.
My question is centered around extreme precision not how to use the lathe without killing yourself I’m not a moron and I don’t appreciate the condescending crap that you guys are throwing out there
I’ll tell you what really will make this website fail, treating all of your new members like garbage and making them never want to post a question again which will then yield them then getting hurt because they won’t have good information.
If the answer really is Turning between centers
Then that is some thing I would take into consideration and have not done before and would simply seek out somebody that could teach me the methodology so I don’t end up dead
However I have no doubt you all will tell me how I’m stupid and should stick to playing video games and never step foot in the machine shop again because that’s how things are around here apparently
And by the way there’s nothing wrong with watching YouTube videos I would argue for my learning perspective it is far more beneficial than reading a book from 1940
Have no fear I won’t post another question here so you guys can go flame somebody else
Who called you stupid? I certainly didn't, nor did I imply it.
Keep in mind, the title if this thread is "help the rookie". Thus, it's assumed that you're a new guy.
It IS an internet forum, so you have to expect at least SOME negative feedback.
It looks like you did get at least some information that's helpful.
Frankly, I'm somewhat offended that you're (apparently) mad at the forum members who tried to HELP YOU.
I suggest starting a new thread, revise the title (drop the "rookie" part), and make it clear that you aren't a hobbyist and that you're running a machine shop and trying to hold tenths-of-a-thousands tolerances. The more information you give regarding your question, the better the answers you'll get. Or, at least the advice will be more specifically suited to your situation.