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Stepside
11-18-2002, 07:58 PM
I bought a Quillmaster at an auction-- I thought it was a very good price. When I checked with B'port for collets I was told $235.00 each. Are they that special or is there a "standard" collet that is the same?

Thrud
11-19-2002, 12:05 AM
Stepside:
Never seen one, but www.hardingeworkholding.com (http://www.hardingeworkholding.com) or www.lyndex.com (http://www.lyndex.com) might be able to assist.

John Stevenson
11-19-2002, 03:39 AM
Stepside,
I can measure one and post the details if it will help.
Depends on whether you fancy making these.

John S.

kap pullen
11-19-2002, 08:23 AM
Stepside,
I only have a .187 collet.
The attachment isn't good for much bigger than that.
I use it with a .125 ball mill, and set the head at 45* mill, to square out pockets and such.
It's a nice "toy".
kap

Stepside
11-19-2002, 12:10 PM
John: If it isn't a "standard" then measurements would be nice. It would be fun to build one. You can E-mail me at caliper1@aol.com
Kap: It sounds like it will do what I want. I think they only came with 1/8 and 3/16 collets.
Thrud: I will check those sources.

Thanks for the help

John Stevenson
11-19-2002, 06:31 PM
I have posted the collet drawing at:-
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jodiebell/quillmaster.BMP
There is also a photo of this and a small attachment that fits onto the quillmaster to allow you to get into an undercut position.
Pic of this at:-
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jodiebell/quillmaster.jpg

When I dug this Quillmaster out I didn't realise it was even there. I have four collets with mine, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 3/16"
It looks to me as if the 3/16" is the largest it can take.

John S.

Dave Burnett
11-19-2002, 06:58 PM
I did the same thing as you did stepside. I paid $74.00 for the quillmaster and they wanted $122.00 ea. for the collets so I made my own, a 1/8 and a 3/16. It's not to hard to do.

Ragarsed Raglan
11-20-2002, 05:34 AM
OK here's my stupid question - what are these collets called?? (And by that I mean what is the ref. no. for them)

Sorry guys - Not being a BP fan I don't know much about these machines!

RR

Stepside
11-20-2002, 09:24 AM
John
Thanks for the drawings. I now have a project for Friday night.

I am still curious if they have a number/name, Like 5-C or R8 or?

Anyway thanks again and out to the shop to play.
Pete

SGW
11-20-2002, 09:29 AM
At $122 (or, Lord help us, $235!) each, I'd certainly try to make my own too! They're pretty small. You can buy a lot of 1/2" dia. 1144 or 4140 or other good-quality steel and do a lot of experimenting for $122.

TriHonu
06-12-2014, 12:33 AM
I have posted the collet drawing at:-
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jodiebell/quillmaster.BMP
There is also a photo of this and a small attachment that fits onto the quillmaster to allow you to get into an undercut position.
Pic of this at:-
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jodiebell/quillmaster.jpg

When I dug this Quillmaster out I didn't realise it was even there. I have four collets with mine, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 3/16"
It looks to me as if the 3/16" is the largest it can take.

John S.

Sir John,

do you still have these images? The links no longer work.

Thanks,

Tri

loose nut
06-12-2014, 04:34 PM
2002, This must be a record for a resurrected thread.

JoeLee
06-12-2014, 10:29 PM
I did the same thing as you did stepside. I paid $74.00 for the quillmaster and they wanted $122.00 ea. for the collets so I made my own, a 1/8 and a 3/16. It's not to hard to do.Same here, all you really need are the two sizes.

JL...............

John Stevenson
06-13-2014, 04:47 AM
Yes I will have the somewhere but I'm over in China until the end of the month
If I don't remember please bump this post up again

boslab
06-13-2014, 07:39 AM
The food markets looked like the zoology lab in the old grammar school, faint whiff of formaldehyde, even McDonald's had some funky offerings
Tried getting a pie and pint yet ?
Mark

John Stevenson
06-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Pints no problem.
Thought I was OK for a pie but the crust was a bit overdone then found out it was a turtle.

boslab
06-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Funny!, if us lot could get over our funky food ideas and did more insects they reckon the worlds food shortage would not exist?, locust on toast doesn't appeal, nor do spiders but it turns out prawns and spiders are related, how creepy is that.
Hope your enjoying yourself, reread some old stuff of mine, the Chinese were lost wax casting 2000 years ago, and multi furnace bronze founding 10 ton moulds (a big chest thing), amazing
Mark

JRouche
06-14-2014, 02:43 PM
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x461/_GLE_/HSM/quillmaster_zpseba5cdfc.png (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/_GLE_/media/HSM/quillmaster_zpseba5cdfc.png.html) JR

John Stevenson
06-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Thank you JR, that looks like my doodling.

Mark.
Funny how things come together you have no control over.
Every day we are take to lunch and later dinner by usually two different factories if we do two in a day, sometimes we are doing 3 if they are close together.

They book a private room at a restaurant and pay for everything. That's how its done here.
They also order as we are in bandit country and white men are thin on the ground, nothing is in English.

Lunch today was at a mushroom restaurant were every dish, probably 15 or so was all mushrooms of some type.

Tonight one dish was spring onions and baby bees, actually tasted very nice.
You spooned this into a wrap and ate it like a taco.

482483

Also saw a very clever machine today that cut a leadscrew thread on in one pass.
That screw is about 25mm and 4 or 5mm pitch.
It was a Chinese machine but copied from a Russian design, quite unique and I propose to build one when get back.
It's an attachment for a normal centre lathe but nothing I have seen before and I was impressed on the quality and finish to say it did this in one pass.

I know it wants deburring but the thread is very good and clean. Plus side is this one was done with a very simple home made brazed up cutter

Jaakko Fagerlund
06-15-2014, 10:14 AM
John, could you make a new thread about the thread? I'm quite interested in seeing/hearing more about the system, I have seen one video on YouTube where they basically milled the thread in a lathe to a bar that was rotating very slowly.

John Stevenson
06-15-2014, 10:21 AM
Will do
It is basically thread milling but like nothing i have seen before.

Its a driven attachment that from the pulleys loks to run at 1500 rpm and looks like a die head but has only a single cutter in it
Unfortunately its Sunday and the owner opened up for our visit but not of the machines were running

TriHonu
06-15-2014, 01:28 PM
http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/_GLE_/media/HSM/quillmaster_zpseba5cdfc.png.html
JR

Thanks for posting the image!

I searched the web and a number of old Bridgeport Brochures. The Bridgeport literature had collet dimensions for everything they used except the collets for the Quillmaster.