ProgramTaperSB

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If it's a straight taper then you really only need a couple of M3 commands while the lathe was turning. If your lathe was mounted parallel to the X axis and you wanted to taper from X=0 to X=36 and from 3" diameter to 1" diameter, the first command could position it at the beginning of the taper like this...

M3, 0, , 1.5

and then the second would move it "downhill" to the end...

M3, 36, , 0.5

If you need to do it in a couple of passes you could just add a little to the Z-axis values to cut shallower. Your whole file might look something like this...

MZ, 3

MX, 0

MZ, 2.5 'first pass from 5" to 3"

M3, 36, , 1.5

MZ, 3


MX, 0

MZ, 2 'second pass from 4" to 2"

M3, 36, , 1

MZ, 3


MX, 0

MZ, 1.5 'final pass from 3" to 1"

M3, 36, , .5

MZ, 3


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