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  • Collet chuck

    I had a set of collets for the mill and wanted to use them on the lathe.

    Boss is cut and sand blasted


    Bored and threaded



    test fit



    Collar turned around and bored for press fit of nose piece


  • #2
    More pics

    beveling for weld for nose piece



    3" stock is cut to length


    Faced and turned for press fit into collar and beveled for weld



    Pressed together

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    • #3
      ready to weld

      welded

      Faced and od turned. I left the unturned part so I could use a pipe wrench to take the part off when needed

      threaded

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      • #4
        drilled

        setting compound to cut taper

        cut off a drill extension so it would fit into my die grinder to grind the taper

        drill extension done

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        • #5
          grinding

          holes for spaner wrench, should have been slots instead of holes, holes are hard to find

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          Thats the end of the story. I was impressed with the outcome. 0 runout at the collet and .002 6" out. All I have left to do is to make a spaner wrench.

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          • #6
            You made that look quick and easy. Great job!
            Milton

            "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

            "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD
              You made that look quick and easy. Great job!
              Thanks I was ascared to try it at first but it turned out excellent and I use it more and more all the time

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              • #8
                Hi digr Why did you make it in 2 parts and weld together or am I missing something!
                Still nice job.
                Peter
                I have tools I don't know how to use!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ptjw7uk
                  Hi digr Why did you make it in 2 parts and weld together or am I missing something!
                  Still nice job.
                  Peter
                  Thanks I didn't like the idea of threading into a blind hole. I guess I could have run in reverse and and thread out but I felt more comfortable making it in two pieces, plus I am a welder not a machinist I just pretend to be one on weekends.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by digr
                    plus I am a welder not a machinist I just pretend to be one on weekends.
                    Well that qualifies you as both machinist and welder,
                    Just a dang fine job!

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                    • #11
                      "I didn't like the idea of threading into a blind hole".

                      Get a 2" travel dial indicator.
                      Mount it to the bed with a clamp or a magnet.
                      It makes boring or threading into blind hole not scary at all.

                      --Doozer
                      DZER

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