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Offline dvbydt

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Lathe Tools.
« on: May 04, 2018, 09:16:14 AM »
As usual this project did not turn out how I envisioned it! I have retired, moved house and downsized  my sanctuary (shed), since I last posted a project.
It started with these HSS blanks on Ebay. They were less than 3.00 each. So after cutting one in half, I ground up these tools (more on the grinder in a later post.)

As you can see for, 80% of the work I do on the lathe in either steel or brass one these two tools are my first choice an save me scrabbling about in the box of previously made tools.

Ian
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Offline efrench

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Re: Lathe Tools.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2018, 03:19:57 AM »
Do you have drawings with all of the angles for both bits?

Offline dvbydt

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Re: Lathe Tools.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2018, 07:32:35 AM »
Sorry, no but in general all approach and clearance angles are 5 deg. Parting tool side clearance, vertical and horizontal, 1.5 deg. 0 deg top rake for brass and I used a 6mm dia high speed grinding bit to put the chipbreaker grooves in the tool for steel (and Aluminium).

All will become clearer when I post the tool grinder project (Coming SOON).

Ian.