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GunsOfNavarone

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Hey all!
So I just got the lathe....cut the t-nut on the basic facing cut but I cannot figure out how to cut the nut without causing a collision for the stepped part of the operation. Probably need to do more basic stuff to learn this a bit more. Anyway, I know I haven't been here long but was hoping I could get someone to mill the step into this t-nut for me.
Thank you kindly!
 

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Do you have a milling attachment (or milling machine better yet)?
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Mill is next...maybe within a month or two, I was unaware of milling attachment for a lathe...or do you.mean a lathe/mill combo? Still, no mill either way...hence the "can you make something for me" thread...
 

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Hey all!
So I just got the lathe....cut the t-nut on the basic facing cut but I cannot figure out how to cut the nut without causing a collision for the stepped part of the operation. Probably need to do more basic stuff to learn this a bit more. Anyway, I know I haven't been here long but was hoping I could get someone to mill the step into this t-nut for me.
Thank you kindly!
You can make a nut on the lathe. Turn the boss and flange and tap your threaded hole. Remove the nut and cut the sides to fit your T slot.
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Yup. I tried different jaw positions and spacing it out away from chuck, can't really find a way without a collision happening, either tool hitting jaws, compound hitting chuck etc...
 

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Like so....

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Hey all!
So I just got the lathe....cut the t-nut on the basic facing cut but I cannot figure out how to cut the nut without causing a collision for the stepped part of the operation. Probably need to do more basic stuff to learn this a bit more. Anyway, I know I haven't been here long but was hoping I could get someone to mill the step into this t-nut for me.
Thank you kindly!
I have a better suggestion. Measure the dimension of the that you need the T Nut made at. PM me with the dimensions or better yet make a sketch of the t nut with the dimensions. When I get home Sat I’ll check and see if I have a suitable piece of stock and just make one. That way I only have one way postage in it.


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Tee nut as in the one for the tool post? Assume you are changing to a QCTP? I've been researching as I pick up my new to me G0752 in a few days. I see guys that just drilled and tapped the existing nut to accept the new stud for the QCTP. Is that a possibility?
 

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Thanks JD and to all with the pointing out what the nut looks like made on mill. I am aware of the final.product, but the pathway isn't so clear... I have literally ran this lathe for 1/2 hour. If there was more clearance on this job, that be great, but free styling this early in the game is risky...I can see it.
 

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Tee nut as in the one for the tool post? Assume you are changing to a QCTP? I've been researching as I pick up my new to me G0752 in a few days. I see guys that just drilled and tapped the existing nut to accept the new stud for the QCTP. Is that a possibility?
it is an option, if there isn't another answer, I can go this route.
 

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If I were making the nut on the lathe, I would turn the boss and drill and tap the hole for the stud. Then I would flip the part in the lathe either using the stud as a mandrel or mounting the boss in the chick . Then I would turn and face the flange to dimension. Finally remove the nut and cut the flats with a hack saw or band saw and file to fit the compound T slot.

The height of the boss must be less than the the thickness of the upper wall of the T slot and the height of the flange must be less than the lower wall of the T slot , The diameter of the boss has to fit the T slot as do the distance across the flat but nothing is really critical.
 

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I'll make it for you. Just send me the blank or dimensions, contact me by PM.
 

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RJ, thanks for more of a process layout, that helps. Is it completely stupid that I really want a rectangular one and not a rounded one? I mean support strength isn't a huge issue i know....I just think it would be day and night keeping chips and crud out of there if there was no open space for it to get there. I guess I gotta.do whatever works at the end of the day. though JD's offer is very tempting...I'll have to see what stock o have laying around.
 

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Working through it, I'll let you all know if the final product flys! If not I'll tap my stock one, but I very much appreciate the offers, super helpful!
 

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Now when you finally get your mill or milling attachment, you can make others as you wanted but That one should work fine from the looks of it.
 

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The first project is the hardest. Now your started. If you plan things out you and make most anything within the limits of your machines


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I'm finding myself calibrating, adjusting, leveling, massaging twist out. It's a full time job! I need to just spend 8 hours getting everything right and then making stuff. I adjust one thing, work on a project then come back and work on perfecting another adjustment...just endless.
 
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