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  • Doozer
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    I usually save the beer drinking for the weekend,
    now I might consider revising my rule.

    -D

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post

    By Q? I meant I was asking a QUESTION.
    Not questioning if the toolpost was QUICK ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? !
    And WTF are "therbligs" ? ? ? ? ?
    Is this some British word you are trying to use that I have never heard of ?
    Are you trying to work it a treat?
    Are you trying to buy a piece of kit, even though it was only sold as one piece?
    Are you posting high ? ? ?


    -=-Doozer
    No, better you wake up before posting......😁

    A "therblig" (sort of "Gilbreth" backwards) is a unit of time and motion study. A basic operation, like grasping the tool, or moving your hand to where it is. More of them in a task means slower work.

    Point was that the SCTP (slow change tool post) was not a "QCTP", because you had to go find the wrench (not part of the post), bring it over and get it into the socket head screw, loosen up the screw, THEN finally remove the holder. And do all of that again in reverse to attach the next one. So it was OK on the "CTP" part of the name, and not too swift on the "Q" part. As BCR says, it may not even be very good on repeatable location of the holder. Not much to like in the exact design shown.

    "trying to buy a piece of kit"? WTF? Mr Carson has been dead a long time, I don't need any pieces of him. Still less all of him.😏

    Oh , wait, that IS a British word that YOU are trying to use........so's the other one 😁 Stick to trying to find "a bi' o' all right".

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  • doc0455
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Not trying to go off topic here,
    but Q? Does anyone know what
    a Hardinge HLV quick change tool
    post looks like? They have a side
    and a front dovetail and the locking
    elements is in the corner, and will
    lock a toolholder in either position.
    It is a tee nut of sorts, tightened
    by a draw screw, diagonally through
    the body of the tool post. Much like
    the pictured above, but diagonally.
    It is super simple, with just 2 moving
    parts basically. It is just a bit smaller
    than the AXA size. I wonder why
    no one copies the Hardinge tool
    post design? Some copyright issue?
    Surely it has expired years ago.
    I am half tempted to measure it up
    and draw it in Solidworks and post
    it here, if there is no legal issue
    to do so. What do you all think ? ? ?

    --Doozer

    I have modeled it up in cad and have drawings for it. I have made several of them and I like how they preform.
    Last edited by doc0455; 01-27-2022, 09:31 AM.

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  • richz
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    Thanks for the link George.

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  • Doozer
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    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

    The toolpost appears to be OK as far as the C,T and P portion of "QCTP", but may not be so great, as shown, with the "Q" portion. If the lever were part of the post, and not a wrench that must have "therbligs" expended on it to "find, orient, grasp, transport, align and force" in order to release the first tool, and then again to reverse the process to install the new one, it would be better, and have the "Q" portion of "QCTP" covered as well.



    Not seeing it.
    .
    By Q? I meant I was asking a QUESTION.
    Not questioning if the toolpost was QUICK ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? !
    And WTF are "therbligs" ? ? ? ? ?
    Is this some British word you are trying to use that I have never heard of ?
    Are you trying to work it a treat?
    Are you trying to buy a piece of kit, even though it was only sold as one piece?
    Are you posting high ? ? ?


    -=-Doozer
    Last edited by Doozer; 01-27-2022, 08:23 AM.

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  • Randy
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    Originally posted by BCRider View Post
    What finally made me go with the Aloris clone was the separation between locking the post in position from the tool holder clamping. The gain being that I could remove and replace a holder and it would still hold the setting for the cut to within a thou or so.
    Exactly. "Quick change" isn't quick if it's not repeatable.

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  • wierdscience
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Not trying to go off topic here,
    but Q? Does anyone know what
    a Hardinge HLV quick change tool
    post looks like? They have a side
    and a front dovetail and the locking
    elements is in the corner, and will
    lock a toolholder in either position.
    It is a tee nut of sorts, tightened
    by a draw screw, diagonally through
    the body of the tool post. Much like
    the pictured above, but diagonally.
    It is super simple, with just 2 moving
    parts basically. It is just a bit smaller
    than the AXA size. I wonder why
    no one copies the Hardinge tool
    post design? Some copyright issue?
    Surely it has expired years ago.
    I am half tempted to measure it up
    and draw it in Solidworks and post
    it here, if there is no legal issue
    to do so. What do you all think ? ? ?

    --Doozer
    Actually somebody did. Scaled down to fit a Unimat/Sherline/Taig lathe, but the same principle of design.

    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...ool-post-66191

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  • BCRider
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    I'll grant you that in many a case we are talking hairs. But the one in the opening post compared to many seems to have a lot more split ends....

    In my searching around for home shop made options before I broke down and bought an Aloris clone I was leaning heavily towards the one in the YT link below that borrows heavily on the MLA-23 DESIGN .

    Shop Made Quick Change Toolpost - YouTube

    Yes it's a split post style. But I'm thinking that it avoids the usual flexible feature you are describing by having the cone that forces the spreading of the dovetail also being the force that pulls the post down against the top of the slide.

    And splitting hairs or not I'm confident that this is a better design in all respects.

    What finally made me go with the Aloris clone was the separation between locking the post in position from the tool holder clamping. The gain being that I could remove and replace a holder and it would still hold the setting for the cut to within a thou or so.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by BCRider View Post

    ............. This is not as good as the usual style piston tool posts because those at least force both sides of the dovetail solidly into contact. In short the one in the first post is not really any better than a flat surface with an anti rotation pin. Because of the way the puller acts on both sides of the holder's dovetail there's no firm locking force seen by the dovetail other than from the puller. If the puller were a one sided version like Randy's or the Hardinge unit that would make the one in the first post at least that good. But it fails to use the dovetail it has for the primary function of ensuring a firm and repeatable contact.
    Some push, some pull. Solidity is no worse on one than the other. We were NOT discussing the accuracy, just the solidity.

    If you want to argue about the dovetail and alignment, which is a fair point, then there are others pretty bad also.... The type that you may even be referencing, where a taper piece is forced down by a screw and opens the split dovetail to wedge the part, for instance.

    There, you have a split, and the way the dovetail opens up may or may not put it in the same place every time. Depends on many things, including how springy the post is, and which side is weaker than the other.

    Slice up them hairs any way you like, the wedge comes out on top most all the time, and the competition may not be even close.

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  • BCRider
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    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
    ....Not seeing it.

    The "puller" appears to be in the middle. It apparently pulls the part either into the front of the dovetail, OR against the main part of the post. Either is in principle no worse than a piston post.

    I agree that the wedge post is likely better, but it is better than the piston post as well. Almost every post aside from the wedge relies on some form of tension and resistance to bending.

    AND, if you look at the innards of the wedge post, you will find that there is more "post" that IS NOT there, than there is "post" which is actually there. The "post" is mostly hollowed out, and additionally it has a couple of significant slots cut right through it.

    So if you like nit-picking designs, one can make an argument that the post shown, if the slowness of changing can be fixed, is not bad compared to other "PRO" units.
    In the case of the Hardinge style and the similar one shown by Randy the puller acts against just one side of the dovetail of the holder to force the other full length side into solid contact. So those are better.

    The one in the first picture though has the puller as a full dovetail shape and pulls both sides inwards. This pulls the holder away from the dovetails of the post leaving any clearance free to cause some play. This is not as good as the usual style piston tool posts because those at least force both sides of the dovetail solidly into contact. In short the one in the first post is not really any better than a flat surface with an anti rotation pin. Because of the way the puller acts on both sides of the holder's dovetail there's no firm locking force seen by the dovetail other than from the puller. If the puller were a one sided version like Randy's or the Hardinge unit that would make the one in the first post at least that good. But it fails to use the dovetail it has for the primary function of ensuring a firm and repeatable contact.

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  • Randy
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    ... Does anyone know what
    a Hardinge HLV quick change tool
    post looks like?...
    I didn't know it when I built mine, but it looks similar to Hardinge. I based the dovetail clamp on John Stevenson's design. The body indexes at 15° intervals, so a single clamp suffices. The first QCTP I ever saw was a KDK, which has a single dovetail, so that was in my mind from the start.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Not trying to go off topic here,
    but Q? ..................... ? ? ?

    --Doozer
    The toolpost appears to be OK as far as the C,T and P portion of "QCTP", but may not be so great, as shown, with the "Q" portion. If the lever were part of the post, and not a wrench that must have "therbligs" expended on it to "find, orient, grasp, transport, align and force" in order to release the first tool, and then again to reverse the process to install the new one, it would be better, and have the "Q" portion of "QCTP" covered as well.

    Originally posted by BCRider View Post

    ................

    I don't like the method this post uses because it causes a hinge. The fairly narrow dovetail key is going to pull the holder into the flat surfaces and away from hard contact with the fixed portion of the dovetail. And that will cause it to loose registration pressure with the actual dovetail. At that point it will permit the tool holder block to hinge cutter down until it touches the fixed dovetails at the top of the rear and bottom of the front dovetail.

    ..........................
    Not seeing it.

    The "puller" appears to be in the middle. It apparently pulls the part either into the front of the dovetail, OR against the main part of the post. Either is in principle no worse than a piston post.

    I agree that the wedge post is likely better, but it is better than the piston post as well. Almost every post aside from the wedge relies on some form of tension and resistance to bending.

    AND, if you look at the innards of the wedge post, you will find that there is more "post" that IS NOT there, than there is "post" which is actually there. The "post" is mostly hollowed out, and additionally it has a couple of significant slots cut right through it.

    So if you like nit-picking designs, one can make an argument that the post shown, if the slowness of changing can be fixed, is not bad compared to other "PRO" units.

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  • BCRider
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    Originally posted by MrWhoopee View Post
    Looks like an interesting design. I'm sure that if there was patent protection it's long since expired.

    Aloris won the QCTP design contest for the same reason that Microsoft won the OS contest.
    I have no idea what that reason is.
    Same reason that VHS won over the slightly better Sony Beta format. They flooded the market with a slightly cheaper option that was always better in only one way.

    I don't like the method this post uses because it causes a hinge. The fairly narrow dovetail key is going to pull the holder into the flat surfaces and away from hard contact with the fixed portion of the dovetail. And that will cause it to loose registration pressure with the actual dovetail. At that point it will permit the tool holder block to hinge cutter down until it touches the fixed dovetails at the top of the rear and bottom of the front dovetail.

    If you want to make a post of this style you'd be far better off with the MLA style where the whole dovetail post is split and wedges the holder for the whole height of the dovetail in the holder.

    For the same reason the MLA style is better than this one the wedge style Aloris design is better than the center ram style Aloris design. Namely that the dovetail is locked hard for the whole length.

    That Hardinge design is still not a two sided wedge lock. But it at least pulls one side of the dovetail solidly into lock. So I'd say it's a lot better than the full dovetail key shown in the opening post.

    Last edited by BCRider; 01-26-2022, 01:45 PM.

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  • MrWhoopee
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    [QUOTE=Doozer;n1982993]Not trying to go off topic here,
    but Q? Does anyone know what
    a Hardinge HLV quick change tool
    post looks like? They have a side
    and a front dovetail and the locking
    elements is in the corner, and will
    lock a toolholder in either position.
    It is a tee nut of sorts, tightened
    by a draw screw, diagonally through
    the body of the tool post. Much like
    the pictured above, but diagonally.
    It is super simple, with just 2 moving
    parts basically. It is just a bit smaller
    than the AXA size. I wonder why
    no one copies the Hardinge tool
    post design? Some copyright issue?
    Surely it has expired years ago.
    I am half tempted to measure it up
    and draw it in Solidworks and post
    it here, if there is no legal issue
    to do so. What do you all think ? ? ?

    --Doozer


    Looks like an interesting design. I'm sure that if there was patent protection it's long since expired.

    Aloris won the QCTP design contest for the same reason that Microsoft won the OS contest.
    I have no idea what that reason is.

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  • Bob Engelhardt
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    Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post
    Page 106 if you're using the default posts per page. Here is the specific post:
    https://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/fo...93#post1228493

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