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A Lathe Question For Hood
« on: January 15, 2010, 01:02:59 PM »
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I am using the front toolpost, the tool that i want to use is a triangular tip tool.

The way it's mounted in the toolpost it could be used as a facing tool and turning tool

It could also be used as a boring tool over the centreline albeit with the chuck running in reverse.

So would the second description be classed as a rear toolpost setup

Phil


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Re: A Lathe Question For Hood
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 01:21:38 PM »
I'd say no.
X values would just be -.

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Re: A Lathe Question For Hood
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 01:22:07 PM »
At the moment you need to have all tools designated the same, either all front or all rear so you would if using in the front post either use the G51X-2 and code positive values for the X or code negative values with no X scaling in effect..
In the future you will be able to designate front/rear and what that will hopefully do is autoswap the X axis direction so that all coding will be positive values unless you specifically want and write them as negative values.
Hood
Re: A Lathe Question For Hood
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 01:56:00 PM »
I just tried it, cutting air it worked perfectly.

Just a change of M3 to M4

Phil
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