backlash, what should it be?

Matt Pierce <ml_roak@...>

What should "normal" backlash be in an old lathe, according to the knobs on
my lathe I'm getting about .030 (compound and cross-feed), is this good,
bad, indifferent, or does it even matter for someone who knows not what they
are doing? :-)

"Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war,"

M.L. Roak
aka Matt Pierce in real life

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