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  • #16
    Try double bumping the handwheel in the feed direction to jostle the carriage back lash. You'll get an instant of heavy feed and an instant of no feed.

    Trick is to match material to feeds and speeds settings, and tool geometry so the chips break themselves. Works most if the time but some extra-ductile materials can be a PITA.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by CalM View Post
      turning plastic?

      Prior to each turning pass, dial in your cross feed, and "broach" a line across the "to be turned" surface. Back out and start the spindle. Turn as usual, and watch the chips fly. Neat little circles.

      It takes some relief on the cutting tool, but not a problem turning plastic.
      Thats very clever. Thanks .I wonder how a vacuum cleaner or blast of strategically placed air would do.

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      • #18
        > interrupted the feed

        [makes a note in his lathe g-code tricks file]

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