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  • Originally posted by _Paul_ View Post
    I never seem to have enough AXA toolholders.... so made another 3









    Paul
    Hi, you can be eventually interested by some ideas for specialised functions, I've made such toolholders and put pictires on my website, they are Tripan but it's the same system as yours.;-)
    http://www.lecollectionneur.ch/po-tripan/

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    • Okapi,

      Can you say a little more about the quick retracting threading tool you have on our site. It's a nice looking tool but I can't quite make out the mechanism. It looks like it's photographed in the forward position, but what locks it there securely?
      .
      "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill

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      • Originally I make it with a cam lock, but it was very difficult to vary the depth, now I'm finishing the new mechanism and will make special pictures, external with a trigger like a gun mechanism.

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        • Originally posted by mars-red View Post
          I suppose you guys are getting sick of seeing my penny...
          I actually keep a penny handy to provide a tangible sense of scale when I read your posts.

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          • ER32 Collet Holders

            ER32 Collets have dropped a bit in price here with a set of 19 collets now available for as low as £33.98 ER32 Collets UK Supply
            so ordered 2x sets but then had to make something to put them in so made these:









            Cut 2x blocks 25mm UHMW plastic shoved a 25mm drill through it 20x and then followed with a 32mm step drill which though not quite the right profile for the collet is close enough for a Sunday night.

            Paul

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            • Nice work Paul. I need to make something like that for my ER collets.

              Chuck

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              • Milling Head Movement Detector- I have a love/hate relationship with my Grizzly RF-40 mill-drill clone. I love machining, but I hate some of the features of the machine. The worst feature is it's tendency to move the head around the column if it encounters some difficulty in machining a slot. This causes it to go "off-road" and start machining a pocket along side of the slot. If I don't notice the movement, the part is messed up aesthetically or totally ruined. This project was developed to provide me with an "early-warning system"
                It is basically a vertical column that is coupled to a platform with a yoke that surrounds it and micro switches that detect any lateral movement of the yoke caused by the head movement



                This shows the unit mounted on the side of the mill via the magnet connected to the vertical column.



                This shows the front view of the unit with the power switch, power led, and buzzer.



                This shows the top view, showing the yoke and micro switches.



                This shows the inside of the unit and the magnet mounted on the back wall. I used a magnet to mount the unit so it would not be damaged if the column twisted beyond the limits of the micro switches.
                Fred Townroe

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                • Holder for machining screws in the Lathe. A recurring task for me is the modification of screws held in the lathe. This is a simple shop aid that helps this task. I machined flats on the side to aid in tightening the lock nut and added a threaded hole for a brass set screw if I choose to use that instead of the locking nut or if the screw is too short to use a locking nut.



                  This is the set in a wooden rack ( Yes Chris it is solid wood, not plywood this time).



                  Unit in use, although it is not showing within the chuck.



                  Machining the flat for the wrench.



                  Drilling the hole for the set screw.
                  Last edited by ftownroe; 01-01-2015, 04:04 PM. Reason: spelling error
                  Fred Townroe

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                  • Nice job Fred, looks very useful.
                    Jim

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                    • Originally posted by T.Hoffman View Post
                      whoops, one more.

                      Lathe indicator clamp with easy adjust handle:



                      Do you have any drawings available for this ? If so please share them or sell them.....email to me at [email protected]

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                      • Like that, with the handle.

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                        • Just because this is the one of the top ten threads on the entire internet!
                          Hate to see it dormant for a week. My humble additions are a little silly compared to some of the stuff displayed here, but here they are anyway.

                          IMHO, a great beginner project. Make a set of Kant Twists. You get to practice cutting a bunch of pins to length, locate a few holes, drill and tap, single point a piece, and then bash it all together old school, hammer and anvil style. I honestly thought i was making something to put on my desk at work, but they haven't left the shop, they get used too much.


                          Faced with needing an internal threading tool on a late Sunday night, I found this idea on Garage Journal or something like that. Chuck up a piece piece of 5/8 drill rod, turn the shank to whatever you want, finish the end with a 60 degree carbide insert squared to the shank. Mill away everything that doesn't look like a threading tool, finishing below the centerline for clearance, HSHT (home shop heat treat) clean it up. Done in 30 minutes. Worked better than I expected, threading hard mystery metal for a lathe chuck back.


                          Faced with needing to make several different timing pulleys for a prototype project, and not having any kind of indexing equipment yet...
                          I realized I had change gears for the Logan, in all of the tooth counts I needed. Simple rig to use the different gears as indexes for the pulleys. The pin slides out to accommodate different sized gears. A boring bar with a HSS bit, ground to the profile, chucked in the mill, cuts the groves. It will work until I decide which direction to go for more tooling...
                          "Never bring a caliper to a mic fight"

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                          • Originally posted by R.Bolte.Jr View Post
                            Just because this is the one of the top ten threads on the entire internet!
                            Hate to see it dormant for a week. My humble additions are a little silly compared to some of the stuff displayed here, but here they are anyway.
                            This stuff is right up my alley! Very nice. I'm just recently struggling out of a similar indexing/dividing situation. I finally have some tooling to accomplish that sort of work, and am in the process of using it to make some tooling more specifically suited to my machines and needs.

                            That trick for making the internal threading tool is great, I'm going to keep that in mind.
                            Max
                            http://joyofprecision.com/

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                            • Great postings, great work!

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                              • Originally posted by R.Bolte.Jr View Post
                                Just because this is the one of the top ten threads on the entire internet!
                                Hate to see it dormant for a week. My humble additions are a little silly compared to some of the stuff displayed here, but here they are anyway.


                                Faced with needing to make several different timing pulleys for a prototype project, and not having any kind of indexing equipment yet...
                                I realized I had change gears for the Logan, in all of the tooth counts I needed. Simple rig to use the different gears as indexes for the pulleys. The pin slides out to accommodate different sized gears. A boring bar with a HSS bit, ground to the profile, chucked in the mill, cuts the groves. It will work until I decide which direction to go for more tooling...
                                I like the simple indexer. Made from plans or your design?

                                Chuck

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