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Offline trevoratxtal

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Quick made Quick change tool post.
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:48:24 AM »
Hello All
I have partly finished the following Quick Change Tool post and found it to work so well I may never finish it.
To finish it I considered welding on some webs, or welding on another piece of angle to go over top with a hole in it to enable the clamp handle to go through, but so far on testing there seems no problem with flexing.
The main Angle iron is the heaviest I could find in my stock milled on one side only so  the tool holder would slide easy. the tool holders milled from solid black ,(I will try some fabricated and welded, more later) the locking bolt the largest course thread I could find in the bolt box.( It locks the tool holder fine with less than a 1/4 turn.)
The tool holder slides are made from 12 mm black solid, welded in place while clamped to the Tool post Angle (anti spatter used) if you have none washing up liquid works.
A small rub with a small half round file to free the slide.
The complete set up is crude and not fine engineering but it works well and may give other folk idea's for themselves.
Trev

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Re: Quick made Quick change tool post.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 07:54:29 AM »
Thats an interesting tool holder you've devised there Trev, if it works then it mission accomplished  :thumbup:

Like the lathe  :thumbup:

Thanks for showing

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Re: Quick made Quick change tool post.
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 08:09:06 AM »
Hello Stew
That was a quick reply, I only just finished uploading it.
The project started as a adjustable rest for hand tools, then grew to a holder for some large tools I had, and so on and on.
I am sure other folk can better it, but that what modding is all about
Regards
Trev

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Re: Quick made Quick change tool post.
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 08:56:30 AM »


   Another take on a good mod. Well done. :thumbup: :thumbup:
   

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Re: Quick made Quick change tool post.
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 05:14:33 PM »
trevatxtal

Those quick change tool holder look like they should do the trick quite nicely. Just using up stock from what you already have makes them nice and cheap and quick to make. Well done.  :ddb: :ddb:

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Re: Quick made Quick change tool post.
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 08:29:10 PM »
That's a great and simple idea. I don't know how to weld, so I would cut dovetails in the toolholders.

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Re: Quick made Quick change tool post.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 03:25:43 AM »
Now thats neat way of making a cheap QCTP. How did you ensure all the dowels on the tool posts were in the right place?

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Re: Quick made Quick change tool post.
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009, 09:49:24 AM »
I just gently clamped holder to the post then one dowel/ round solid in place tacked ends then repeated for the other  with G clamps (sprayed all with washing up liquid (anti spatter))
After tack welding the ends, remove holder from post and final weld.
Trev