Re: [taigtools] Lathe Cross slide backlash
- Use a V tool (e.g., a thread cutting tool).
On 5 April 2013 18:44, Paul J. Ste. Marie <taig@...> wrote:
> On 4/4/2013 5:06 AM, Tony Jeffree wrote:
> > if you were cutting a contour where the tool
> > changes from cutting on one flank to cutting on the other (e.g., a chess
> > piece), then although the Z travel would be all in one direction, the
> > cutting force on the tool would change directions as the cutting action
> > changes flanks.
> How does that work? Tool with zero side rake? IIRC that's how Taig
> grinds their round v-nose tool, but my experiences with that tool have
> been less than stellar.
> I haven't done any CNC on the lathe, but for something like the little
> flange under the head of a chess piece I'd expect to do two passes, one
> from the right, a second from the left, and switch out tools in between.
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