Author Topic: Taper turning attachment  (Read 877 times)

Offline Jon Cameron

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Taper turning attachment
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:17:00 PM »
Hello all, been doing some more internet searching in the hope to acquire a bit more usable knowledge in using my lathe and setting up.

I came across an article which shows a taper turning attachment. Useful for many things including making your own tooling. But also if a part needs a long taper it helps instead of disturbing the tailstock alignment. 

I was wondering if anyone else has made one of these for their lathe? I have only come across one image of a finished one.

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Re: Taper turning attachment
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 02:21:54 PM »
Do you have a boring head on a morse taper? If so fit it to your tailstock with a point as a centre in the hole where the cutting tool should go  ;)

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Re: Taper turning attachment
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 02:30:39 PM »
Hi Jo
No boring head at the moment, my lathes only got MT1 tapers, so there not that common a size.

I do like your idea though. Save a lot of messing about.