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July 2008 Issue

The Home Machinist

We’ll walk you through using the lathe dog and other tools to cut tapers on your lathe.

What do you do if you want to cut a longer-than-usual taper? Well, first you’ll need to create a simple tool from some round stock that will provide target zones for your dial indicator, and then you may need to buy some more tools—what a shame! Home Machinist Bob Fritz takes you through the process. Hint: Choosing the right Morse Taper is critical.

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