Cutting Tapers on the Lathe?
I did my manufacturing technology in my university which requires us to produce an item from lathe and milling mechanism manually.
So based on my experience: If you wish to do taper, you call for to check the tools availability which come together with the machine. Some are supporting (need a lot of experience to use) while others are designed to meet like mad of requirement (it can specifies the angle of taper, depth of cut, shape of taper etc).
My advise: Check the tool first. Then learn how to use. Source(s): My experience
It adjectives depends on your chuck and toolholder.