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  • Yet another project done.

    A Post a week or so ago got mr thinking, and working.

    A cheap solution to a problem.

  • #2
    Great Idea! A boring bar holder? Did you have any problems with alignment ?
    Nice job.
    Ad maiorem dei gloriam - Ad vitam paramus


    • #3
      Opps you runt your collet block.
      Every Mans Work Is A Portrait of Him Self


      • #4
        Not a bit,Chucked up a 1" piece of tool steel with both ends and clamped, tack welded,checked and welded.about 2 hours start to finish.

        Yea ,got the whole kit for $19.00 ,10 years ago and never used the square one. Yep, "runt" it or Ruint it.
        Last edited by IOWOLF; 01-14-2007, 08:40 PM.


        • #5
          I posted a thread either her or on the PM thread about 2 weeks ago asking if anyone had ever used that type of 5C holder. There was an Aloris like that on E-Bay for $120. I was going to use it for holding all of my different boring bar sizes. I even thought of doing what you did with a couple of the chicom holders like you made and TIG welding it since $120 was too steep for me right now (I'm saving for a rotating tailstock chuck). When I really started looking at it none of my Boring bars are larger than 1" diam so I decided to make sleeves for each size bar under 5/8".
          How did that Tiawanese cast/steel weld afterall?
          What are you using as an adjusting post?
          One reply I got was that boring bars slipped during heavy cuts.
          Give us some feedback on it after you have used it a couple of times.
          Duke Reno / Yankee Metallic Metalcraft


          • #6
            USE it? I thought it was just to brag about.
            No adjusting post,as it will be different for different jobs.

            actually it is for a project I have to drill holes in 1" round stock horizontally.


            • #7
              Nice job Iowolf, would be easy enough to add an adjusting screw.

              Only time I see the square blocks used is to grind bits for Robertson screws, guess other than us Canucks, most people wouldn't need those.