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R W
07-05-2007, 04:57 AM
When cutting a RH thread away from the chuck,(threading tool mounted
upside down, lathe in reverse) should the 29 degree compound rest angle be
set towards the tailstock or the chuck .
I recently, successfully cut a RH 5/8 unc thread in this way,with the compound set 29 degrees towards the chuck.

BadDog
07-05-2007, 05:35 AM
You always feed it into the direction of cut. So you set your compound so it advances into the direction the saddle will move.