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    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?

  • #2
    Stepside:
    Never seen one, but www.hardingeworkholding.com or www.lyndex.com might be able to assist.

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    • #3
      Stepside,
      I can measure one and post the details if it will help.
      Depends on whether you fancy making these.

      John S.
      .

      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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      • #4
        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

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        • #5
          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 [email protected]
          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

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          • #6
            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 , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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            • #7
              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.

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              • #8
                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

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                • #9
                  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

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                  • #10
                    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.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John Stevenson View Post
                      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

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                      • #12
                        2002, This must be a record for a resurrected thread.
                        The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                        Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                        Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dave Burnett View Post
                          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...............

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                          • #14
                            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
                            .

                            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                            • #15
                              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

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