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  • Those ganged tool holders could be handy even on a manual lathe for some repetitive jobs. The end face and then each hole could be made to some equal spacing which would make it easy to dial in the block then advance the cross slide to each position.
    Chilliwack BC, Canada

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    • Originally posted by BCRider View Post
      Those ganged tool holders could be handy even on a manual lathe for some repetitive jobs. The end face and then each hole could be made to some equal spacing which would make it easy to dial in the block then advance the cross slide to each position.
      That's a great idea, and combine it with a 4 position stop.
      Larry Click image for larger version

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      • Originally posted by metalfixer View Post

        That's a great idea, and combine it with a 4 position stop.
        Larry Click image for larger version

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        Yes, that would be a great teaming.

        I know that there are MT tailstock adapters that hold tooling but with this block in the toolpost option along with a bed stop the options for OD steps and other features open up a lot of small numbers or repetitive hobby options.

        Would it be too much to suggest one of those multi tool tail stock units AND the tool post block AND the bed stop? I think not!
        Chilliwack BC, Canada

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        • Gang tooling: this is a 4-hole unit with 3 tools in it: outside turning, inside turning, and drilling.
          Gang Tooling

          For smaller drill bits the empty hole can take a centre drill bit.
          This was made from simple Al bar stock, with the block on the CNC table or saddle and the boring done from the chuck - so naturally everything lines up very well. The visible drill bit is in a custom sleeve of course; a chuck would stick out too far.

          Cheers
          Roger

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          • I made these recently.

            I direct mount d1-4 spider and outboard spider set for chambering rifle barrels:



            A d1-4 direct mount receiver truing chuck:





            And a axial/radial floating collet chuck. It floats radially .03" from center in all directions, and axially has a 5° range of freedom. When the outer collar is tightened, it draws the moving parts to center and locks everything, for rigid drilling.






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            • Really nice work, Ken.
              12" x 35" Logan 2557V lathe
              Index "Super 55" mill
              18" Vectrax vertical bandsaw
              7" x 10" Vectrax mitering bandsaw
              24" State disc sander

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              • Ken

                Very fine work. You put a lot of thought into design.
                I'll have to try making a chuck for my d1-3.
                What steel did you use ?
                what type of shooting do you do?
                Any better pictures of of your logo and how did you engrave your logo?
                Hal
                Last edited by Hal; 03-12-2021, 09:27 PM.

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                • Thanks for the kind words guys. I've had the tooling bug lately. Been buying and making all the stuff I've had a need for over my last 15 years of metal working.

                  I even made a knife sharpener a few months ago, inspired by the Wicked Edge pro.







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                  • Originally posted by Hal View Post
                    Ken

                    Very fine work. You put a lot of thought into design.
                    I'll have to try making a chuck for my d1-3.
                    What steel did you use ?
                    what type of shooting do you do?
                    Any better pictures of of your logo and how did you engrave your logo?
                    Hal

                    I apologize. Last time I looked at this thread, I didn't see your questions.


                    ​​​​​​I used 8620 hot roll steel. For no other reason than I got a deal on it.

                    I do mostly intermediate range steel shooting. Stuff like PRS.

                    The logo was CNC milled on a 7x26 3 axis vertical mill, using a 1/32" ball end mill.



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                    Last edited by ken226; 03-14-2021, 10:20 PM.

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                    • Thanks for the reply. I hope you get a lot of shooting in this year.
                      I have a barrel on order from Lilja for a ..17 R.E.M. For my son. I need to order a .25 barrel to build a .257 weatherby for my hunting rifle.

                      Hal

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