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Retracting Threading Tool Holder

I bought the kit from Hemingway, http://www.hemingwaykits.com/acatalog/Retracting_Tool_Holder.html

It comes with all the steel parts in just saw cut from stock, bolts and etc. Full drawings that are excellent. I have received drawings from big business that were junk compared to Hemingway's.
It has approximately .125" movement. Since I do not have any Brit thread taps, I subbed with standard #8, 10 and 1/4" hardware.
I likely will make it again and make it part of the tool holder and make the handle smaller (it is mine, not as supplied, I have many of these knobs:nuts:).

A very nice project that requires lathe, mill and drill press. A couple of weekends was all it took.
Pierre

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Nice looking job :thumbsup:
That should be very handy when doing threading jobs. If you have more pics of your toolholder, please post them up. Very interesting looking item to say the least. Appears to be a great kit for the money.

Good Job:drink:
 

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Wow this is stunning!!
I love the way you did it I'm preapering to make one of this for my Standard Modern lathe just the quick question how did you scribe the degree lines?? what tool did you use sharp point SS? and how did you do it can you describe quickly the process I think this is way beyopnd my machining abilties at this moment but I wouldn't mind find more about the process

Paul

A tapper turning attachment i made .


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Here are some pics of the finished kit from Hemingway.
Very inexpensive and I liked building this. Quicker than some projects that are still not finished!:whiteflag:

As I stated, I will reduce the handle size. The kit comes with a 3/16" rod with suggestion of turning a ball for the end. I do not have a ball turning tool, but lots of these knobs. With the handle forwards, you are on the top of the cam and 180 degrees to the back, the bottom of the cam. There is a spring return, the tool comes back pretty quick as the spring is fairly stout.
Pierre

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Hi
I would love to build something like that if you done with the plans I wouldn't mind buy it off you if you want sell them let me know
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Here are some pics of the finished kit from Hemingway.
Very inexpensive and I liked building this. Quicker than some projects that are still not finished!:whiteflag:

As I stated, I will reduce the handle size. The kit comes with a 3/16" rod with suggestion of turning a ball for the end. I do not have a ball turning tool, but lots of these knobs. With the handle forwards, you are on the top of the cam and 180 degrees to the back, the bottom of the cam. There is a spring return, the tool comes back pretty quick as the spring is fairly stout.
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Pierre

Thanks for the extra pics. That job sure turned out well, and the kit price is very reasonably priced. I think the handle looks fine really. With the shape and size it is, it looks to be right to me. If it had a small machined ball, it could be harder to grip your hand on it. Maybe its just me? If you don't have a ball turner yet, maybe you have a boring head laying around. If you look through this thread, I think you'll find the set up I use. Ive even cut balls with it on the milling machine too.
 

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Actually I do have an abandoned boring head. It came in a box of stuff. I have not made a new body etc for it as I just have not needed one yet. It is 3/4" bored. I saw that ball turning setup earlier that is why it is on the table and not in the drawer!
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Pierre

If you make up the base for that, you could use it for ball turning.
I had made a ball turner for the 12X37 lathe I once owned. But have been using the boring head ever since I went to the larger lathe.

I have a few sizes of the cheap Chinese boring heads, a 2 inch and a 3 inch. They are from Busy Bee, and the arbours for them are 15 or 20 bucks. I bought a #3 M/T one, and machined it straight to fit my QCTP boring bar holder, and made a handle for it.

Works very well, and can still switch back the arbour to the R-8 for use on the mill. The QC boring bar holder can also be used for its original intended purpose. To turn balls on the mill, I just put the boring head in a chuck mounted to the rotary table, and the work piece in a collet in the quill.

Just multi tasks for the same tools.
Try it out before making a separate tool just for turning balls.
Those Busy-Bee boring heads are so cheap these days, you may want to look at those for boring on your Mill, and ball turning on your lathe. You can also do radius work too, and the BH allows you to stay close up to the chuck, with out a lot of over hang.
 
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A Fileing Rest

An often overlooked tool for the lathe.

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Mount the rest on a vertical slide,then square it up to the work.

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using the guide washers file the RH side first, lowering the slide slowly, stop short of the depth you want.

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Reposition the saddle to align the LH guide washers, at this point I like to add a saddle stop so I can retract
the guide to measure the depth of cut and then return to the same position.










Job done .:))

Brian. I seem to have made a hash of the photo order, but in am shure you will get the idea.

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Re: Shop made tooling

Its amazing the talent that is here! This is a huge place for gaining knowledge! Glad I joined this site.
Everyone pat yourself on your back you deserve it!
dwdw47

How well does the Roto-Zip work for the mini grinder? Have you tied to hold a precision size like about 0.001? I have a huge Dumore and its about 40# with out the quill assembly on it! That would be Great having a small one like that. I tried a Makita die grinder but it was crap the mounting for its arbor was plastic just a small amount of load and I could grind cams for anything.


They pale in comparison to yours and I've had some of these in other threads but here goes in order: hold down clamps made from thick walled pipe, 2 tool bit height gauges, threading stop and a handy run out indicator all to fit lampost tool holders, a group of brass hammers, a tool bit angle gauge for a Williams holder and last a tool post grinder.
 
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BRIAN

Slick tool you have built, I could have used a tool like that just the other day. Thanks for sharing it.
 

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Its amazing the talent that is here! This is a huge place for gaining knowledge! Glad I joined this site.
Everyone pat yourself on your back you deserve it!
dwdw47

How well does the Roto-Zip work for the mini grinder? Have you tied to hold a precision size like about 0.001? I have a huge Dumore and its about 40# with out the quill assembly on it! That would be Great having a small one like that. I tried a Makita die grinder but it was crap the mounting for its arbor was plastic just a small amount of load and I could grind cams for anything.
Truthfully, I made it and used it once (sharpened a cutter) to make sure it worked. I covered the ways and still got dust underneath. I haven't tried it again since. :-( I'm going to have to modify it now as I bought a Phase 2 QCTP and dont have a way to mount it.

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Re: A Fileing Rest

An often overlooked tool for the lathe.

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Great tool Brian, it took me a while to work out just what it was for as the word 'file' didn't register...:biggrin:

Will be making one of those asp, by using the indexing pin on an Atlas, making squares and hexes on a part to fit a spanner will be so easy, thanks for sharing it..

:thumbzup: Bernard
 
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Thanks lads Its a real good tool to have, it makes the job so easy. it will not alow you to go to far, or not get the job flat.
Just remember that the guide washers and the rollers must be free to rotate.

Regards Brian.:))
 

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Nothing too fancy, just a tool holder for my lathe.

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Not really a tool but a neat idea I found online for using ur phone in the shop without getting it dirty.

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Thanks for sharing your latest project Duffman
Have you had a chance to try it out on the machine yet? The other tip with the phone is a good idea too. It would help keep the phone in better condition over the long haul. :thumbzup:
 

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Early contributors to this thread: What happened to the pix??????

This great thread was started on 3-27-12 and already some of the pix have disappeared...?

Any chance that those authors could re-post their pix?

"Inquiring minds want to see"
 

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Re: Early contributors to this thread: What happened to the pix??????

This great thread was started on 3-27-12 and already some of the pix have disappeared...?

Any chance that those authors could re-post their pix?

"Inquiring minds want to see"
Harry, It is mostly my pics that are gone. It seems Photo Bucket had a problem, and all my pics from there are gone. I have them on my computer, But just don't know if its worth all the trouble to edit all those posts. It might be easyer to add new posts with the pics in place. I would have to ask Nelson and Tony about the pic re placements. Its just a good thing I saved my pics, and didn't rely on Photo Bucket as my only source.
 

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Tailstock diestock

Well, this isn't up to you guy's fancy work nor is it an original idea, but it's handy. Sometimes finish off a thread with a die (lazy that way) and I made these diestocks. They ride on a guide shaft for accuracy until the threads are well started, at which time I can switch to an ordinary diestock. Made one for 2 inch dies and one for 1 1/2 inch dies.

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small saw on sb9

I made a small parts to my myfordboys saw.

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I made a small parts to my myfordboys saw.
Nice addition to your lathe, do you have other shots of this tool at different angles of use? Looks like a fairly large motor on it. Thinking outside of the box, I like it.

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Well, this isn't up to you guy's fancy work nor is it an original idea, but it's handy. Sometimes finish off a thread with a die (lazy that way) and I made these diestocks. They ride on a guide shaft for accuracy until the threads are well started, at which time I can switch to an ordinary diestock. Made one for 2 inch dies and one for 1 1/2 inch dies.
Your tailstock die holder may not be super fancy, but its all about function and ease of use, I think you have it covered nicely on both counts, and looks pretty fancy too! Nice work!

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Here are some vee blocks I made for the mill.


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Very Nice looking Job on the V blocks Cathead Good Job!
 

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A tapper turning attachment i made .


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This is a piece of artwork! You are a true craftsman BJ, wow... I am aiming to be as talented and well planned as you as get back into the swing of things!




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Re: Shop made tooling

here are a few I posted here in my albums:

a quick-rough-dialing-in attachment to the QCTP:


Some end-mill holders and blanks (planning to make a fly cutter with one of them):


This is how I centered work on the chuck... Not as elegant as your solution! And potentially marring..

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Re: Shop made tooling

How about some collet blocks for R-8? I don't want / can't afford to buy a set of 5C, so here we go. I made some for R-8. I started with square and hex stock. A pretty straight forward piece of lathe work. I bored each end separately, as the collet locates on the ends. I ended up with about 6 tenths of runout on a dowel pin clamped in the collets, close enough for me.
Yes the R-8 is limited on size selection, but I've already got them....
Enjoy
Ed Hoc

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How about some collet blocks for R-8? I don't want / can't afford to buy a set of 5C, so here we go. I made some for R-8. I started with square and hex stock. A pretty straight forward piece of lathe work. I bored each end separately, as the collet locates on the ends. I ended up with about 6 tenths of runout on a dowel pin clamped in the collets, close enough for me.
Yes the R-8 is limited on size selection, but I've already got them....
Enjoy
Ed Hoc



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Ed, making yourself an adjustable tailstock or v-block to support longer stock will come in handy. That's what I did and it worked out good for me.
 
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How about some collet blocks for R-8? I don't want / can't afford to buy a set of 5C, so here we go. I made some for R-8. I started with square and hex stock. A pretty straight forward piece of lathe work. I bored each end separately, as the collet locates on the ends. I ended up with about 6 tenths of runout on a dowel pin clamped in the collets, close enough for me.
Yes the R-8 is limited on size selection, but I've already got them....
Enjoy
Ed Hoc

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Ed, that's a nice idea, I like it. Thanks for sharing this. I also have tons of R-8 collets, and a few collet chucks that don't get used to often, so I think you created another project for me ; )

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How about some collet blocks for R-8? I don't want / can't afford to buy a set of 5C, so here we go. I made some for R-8. I started with square and hex stock. A pretty straight forward piece of lathe work. I bored each end separately, as the collet locates on the ends. I ended up with about 6 tenths of runout on a dowel pin clamped in the collets, close enough for me.
Yes the R-8 is limited on size selection, but I've already got them....
Enjoy
Ed Hoc

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Ed, that's a nice idea, I like it. Thanks for sharing this. I also have tons of R-8 collets, and a few collet chucks that don't get used to often, so I think you created another project for me ; )
 

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After I made my hex R-8 block I made a round one with 1/4" reamed holes with my dividing head so I don't have to lift that heavy thing on the mill for small jobs. I just insert the pin in the correct hole and rotate it against the solid jaw of my vise. Just another way you can make one for any number of spaces.

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After I made my hex R-8 block I made a round one with 1/4" reamed holes with my dividing head so I don't have to lift that heavy thing on the mill for small jobs. I just insert the pin in the correct hole and rotate it against the solid jaw of my vise. Just another way you can make one for any number of spaces.
That's a very slick idea for a simple "indexer".

Thanks,

-Ron
 
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