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    Default balls of brass

    Making a brass ball with my homemade ball turner using the front and back tool posts on my Logan.
    Jim
    My first video.



    http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...t=768f1273.flv

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    "balls of brass"

    Perhaps so, but they will still freeze off around here in the winter

    eddie
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    please visit my webpage:
    http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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    Nice video.

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    Thanks for the post, that was pretty interesting as I still havent' made one yet but plan on doing so. Nice job.
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    Nice,probably the simplist radius turner I have seen.

    What camera did you use for the video?
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Nice video and a really nice ball turning setup. Will that setup work on steel as well? I have to make some ball cranks for my mill.

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    Nice effort, the brass balls and the video too!

    I would be afraid to try that style of radius turner with steel though as what happens if a 'dig in' occurs? I fear something must break and I am not sure that it would always be the tool or the work.

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    Default Jim Sehr's super simple ball turner

    Robo
    Yes it works fine on steel.
    wierdscience
    I call my turner [Jim Sehr's super simple ball turner] and if you notice how far
    I can turn around the ball dia I have never seen any turner that can go that far around . The turner is made to turn 4 sizes of ball 1", 7/8, 3/4 and 5/8 dia.
    It uses a 1/4" carbide round as a cutter. And it has no side clearance on the tool. That is why I used the back tool post. If one wants to use just one tool
    post then clearance must be ground on the round tool. The only thing I used to polish ball was steel wool. Pic looks like it is not round but it is closer then
    .002 round or better.
    Jim

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    Default steel ball 1215 mat

    artful bodger Here is a steel ball I made.



    Wierdscience the camera is a Vado made by Creative . I bought it last week
    from Walmart online cost about $70 bucks and you can upload right to Utube
    or Photobucket. This is my first video and I am happy with it.
    Jim

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    Thanks Jim, you convinced me!

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