Useful Small Lath Tool

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Useful Small Lath Tool

Post by Historian » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm

Here is a well done tutorial from a talented Hellene machinist for making a tool_post-drilling-Jig .

Could be useful for making end-cap disassembly removing tools, marking and drilling start
holes for mono-cores, and countless of other projects.

A particularly useful and transferrable demonstration on how to put reamer in
chuck for making bronze bearings.

<< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdgy7k4 ... e=emb_logo >>

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Re: Useful Small Lath Tool

Post by YugoRPK » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:42 pm

I think it would be a lot simpler just to buy a boring bar holder and make a bushing for it.
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Re: Useful Small Lath Tool

Post by alordnapa » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:53 am

I tried using a Boring bar adapter on my mini-lathe for this purpose, and it works. Kind of. If you actually want to hang a drill, a reasonably long shaft and chuck, a longer and more robust would probably be better. The poor little QC mount is not made to carry a large off-axis weight like a power drill, and with the play ( slop) in the Mini-lathe carriage, it would rock the mount backwards. Its probably sturdy enough to hand a Dremel tool or the nearest metric equivalent. Perhaps people who don't have real lathe ( instead of a CHICOM mini-lathe) could use heavier duty boring bar mount to build such a mount, but I really admire the machinist who just goes ahead and builds it his way from scratch.

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Re: Useful Small Lath Tool

Post by Capt. Link. » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:59 pm

I find the lantern type of tool-holder to be best for boring.This is the best of lantern types, a Armstrong. A easy project that can be sized for any lathe or any bar size.

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