How to Turn Tapers on a Lathe | Offset Tailstock vs Taper Attachment

May 21, 2021 11:55 am


There are many ways to turn a taper on a manual lathe. Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones.

Lets’ talk tapers! What’s the best way to machine them and make sure your results are consistent? In this video tutorial Derrick Hogan, CNC technology instructor at North Georgia Technical College, explains the math involved, talks about some of the problems that can arise when machining tapers, and finally, compares two popular methods used in taper turning: the offset tailstock method and the taper attachment method.

Which method do you think was the most accurate? Watch the video to find out!


Learn more about North Georgia Technical College’s Precision Machining Program here.

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