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    Default Box turning tool ???

    A friend gave me small box full of lathe toolbits a while back. Today I was cleaning out a drawer and uncovered them. There a half dozen bits that are marked "Micro 100 BT- 4 thru 7. I spent a little time looking on the web and then the KBCTools catalog and could only come up with a name, nothing on How to use them. Can any one tell me any thing about them. Which side is up or how they are used?
    Thanks Mel
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    A box turning tool is typically used on a turret lathe, and it holds a stubby lathe tool along with appropriate follow rollers to keep things on track.

    Here's a dark image from Wikipedia:

    Last edited by Frank Ford; 08-03-2010 at 05:19 PM.
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    The tool bit maybe used in a vertical position, so do not consider it as a normal Lathe tool would approach the work piece

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    Default box tool

    End of tool is the cutting part point of v is cutting edge and v is where chip curls out. Pic is out of W&S turret lathe book and does not show that deep of
    chip breaker.





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    Thanks for the information guys. Looks like I will have no need for them. I was hoping to find a way to use them.. If any one has a use for them send me a PM and I'll send them to ya. There are 2 of the #8 and 6 of the #6's four of them still have the wax protector tips on them.
    Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Ford
    A box turning tool is typically used on a turret lathe, and it holds a stubby lathe tool along with appropriate follow rollers to keep things on track.

    Here's a dark image from Wikipedia:

    yes box tools can turn long thin parts. think of it as a turning tool on a Tailstock (endworking tool) with a built on follower rest. thats what a box tool is.

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    lugnut,

    You might consider making the box tool to utilize them. Look at www.downrivertools.com. I'm just starting one from his drawings and a couple of the balance tools.
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    I just sent the tools to Jim. Thanks for all the replys and help.
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    They are called tangential turning tools.They can be used on centre lathes and others if you make a holder.
    Mark.

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