Author Topic: Quick Change Toolpost Build  (Read 289 times)

Offline thecogwheel

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Quick Change Toolpost Build
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:13:54 PM »
I completed my quick change tool post based on Metal Lathe Accessories' MLA-23 toolpost last week. It was scaled down for the 8" swing on the Schaublin 102. The original design might have been a bit large being designed for 9"-12" lathes, although it may have worked. I made a number of other changes as well.



Bits and pieces:



Here is the build video of it (you may want to watch it in Youtube as it will give a bigger picture):

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d7xY4UNGAg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d7xY4UNGAg</a>


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d7xY4UNGAg

Now onto the next build.   :proj:

Offline SwarfnStuff

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Re: Quick Change Toolpost Build
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 01:26:02 AM »
Thanks for posting,
         Well worth a look and just maybe I will make one with a further mod to suit my 7X. At the moment I am using one that is the aluminium, piston type and ok for light cuts. I see this design should hold the tool holder more securely plus it brings the tool back inside the top slide base rather than the usual overhang.
Thanks again.
John B
Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)

Offline krv3000

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Re: Quick Change Toolpost Build
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 04:43:06 PM »
hi a job well dune