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    Using a steel rule for setting internal lathe tools on centre height.

    Hi All
    I just wanted to clarify the setup I use for setting internal lathe tools at centre height using the tangent of the stock and a steel rule.
    I simply move the tool to the opposite side of the workpiece and set the boring tool on the outer diameter, in the same way as the external tools. If using a boring bar, it is highly unlikely that you would be using a centre to support the work piece. The photo below shows the setup for internal tools.
    Using a steel rule for setting internal lathe tools on centre height.-img_0864.jpg
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    Last edited by thehomeengineer; 02-22-2018 at 01:32 PM.

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    Thanks thehomeengineer! We've added your Center Height Setup for Internal Lathe Tool to our Measuring and Marking category,
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    That makes perfect sense, thank you.


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