View Full Version : Tailstock drilling lever thing
09-29-2005, 07:22 PM
Hi all, somewhere I have seen plans/description/pictures of what I think was called a "Sensitive Tailstock Drilling attachment". Uses a lever to advance the drill rather than the handwheel to give a better feel. Have tried the search function but no luck. Anyone have plans/pics or comments? Anyone used one?
09-29-2005, 07:31 PM
I saw one on ebay this evening. Search for "south bend quick" without the quotes. This link should work unless it gets chopped up:
http://cgi.ebay.com/South-Bend-Quick-ActingTail -Stock_W0QQitemZ7548778126QQcategoryZ104241QQssPage NameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/South-Bend-Quick-ActingTail-Stock_W0QQitemZ7548778126QQcategoryZ104241QQssPage NameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Oops, sorry, I just noticed that you asked for sensitive and not quick.
Royal Products makes a sensitive drill quill which can be held in a collet, another chuck or whatever. It comes with Jacobs, Albrecht or no chuck. Feed is with a fingertip controlled, knurled ring. Den
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09-29-2005, 08:27 PM
nheng, the device on ebay is what I am refering to. I want the plans to make one. Sure I saw plans somwhere.
thanks for the reply.
09-30-2005, 01:20 AM
Miker, check out-
I think that's what you're after.
(also from Oz)
09-30-2005, 01:34 AM
here has been a sensitive tailstock for Myfords for half a century.
I have one on my little 10mm Pultra- and this is a wartime tool- or older.
Myford has just introduced one as one of their own genuine accessories.
Sparey lists it- and he was older than me.
Perhaps the best is the Martin Cleeve Skew rack one.
And this is with my first cup of coffee of the day!
Old hatstuff- to be sure
09-30-2005, 05:23 AM
I made one for my Atlas from memory after just looking at one somewhere.they are easy to build.
The tame Wolf !
"Sensitive Tailstock Drilling attachment".
They aren't really a sensitive drilling apparatus, but a rapid drilling attachment. Saves the effort of having to crank the tailstock wheel.
C - ROSS
09-30-2005, 08:27 AM
Rudy designed one, the plans are in an old HSM. Check index, can't remember when but it was several years ago.
09-30-2005, 06:47 PM
Thanks for all the replies. The Chris Heapy one looks interesting. I will also try to track down the one by Rudy.
MAKE YOUR OWN .BUY A NUMBER 2 OR 3 MORSE TAPER SHANK FOR A DRILL CHUCK SHOVE IT IN THE SPINDLE TAPER AND DRILL AN REAM A 1/2" hole in it about 2" deep. Take a small drill chuck about 1/4 or 5/16 cap. with a1/2""straight shank slide it in the shank you reamed. Hold chuck with fingers when drilling. works good.