13- Engine Lathe - Turning, Facing, Boring, Reaming
|This will be a long page contaiing many animations and videos showing how to face, turn, drill, bore, ream, and thread on a lathe.
Turning on a lathe is machining a surface parallel to the axis of rotation .
Facing on a lathe is machining a surface perpindicular to the axis of rotation .
Here is a common set up where turning and facing are accomplished with tthe same tool
Boring on a lathe is machining a surface parallel to the axis of rotation but unlike turning the machining is done on the inside of the work piece .The following video shows how a boring process works on a lathe.
Threading on a lathe can be a complicated procedure which has its own topic pages in the VMS