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    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

  • #2
    "balls of brass"

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

    eddie
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    • #3
      Nice video.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    Thanks Jim, you convinced me!

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                    • #11
                      You mean like this?
                      http://home.earthlink.net/~lhartswic...ning/balls.jpg

                      ...lew...

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                      • #12
                        Jim,

                        Is that just a HSS round mounted vertically?
                        -Dan S.
                        dans-hobbies.com

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                        • #13
                          Hi Jim,

                          Thanks for the well made video. Can you post a few close up, in focus images of the ball turner, including the bit used?

                          Regards,
                          -SD:

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                          • #14
                            Only got one but it is quite shiny.....

                            Here's one I made earlier....


                            Mark
                            What you say & what people hear is not always the same thing.
                            www.remark.me.uk

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                            • #15
                              Nice work there.

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