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Offline Darren

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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2009, 07:28:46 PM »
Darren, my mate!  Dont feel bad about it, I am always busting things! :coffee:

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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2009, 07:42:58 PM »
Darren,

That die certainly looked like it was lettered on the wrong side. Always feed the heavy chamfer on first.

I have seen these dies before, in fact I think I have a couple somewhere. As far as I know, they are used in a production environment where a setter presets the cut. So all the operator has to do it lock it into his dieholder with no further adjustment needed.

I have only ever broken one die, and that wasn't long ago either. I was cutting an oversized thread to fit a worn hole, and bored out the holder so that I could expand the die a bit further, I cut the thread perfectly, but when I took the die out of the holder, it was broken in the same place as yours.

Welcome to the club.

If what you did is still not up to standard, bring the bit along next week and we will fix it.

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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2009, 08:03:51 PM »
Thanks John, I'll see how the new die goes, and then I still have the die nut. But if all fails I'll bring it along for the ride  :ddb:

I did use the heavy taper but was surprised to see a tape on both sides, not seen that before.
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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2009, 02:14:02 PM »
Moving on tonight I decided to copy the spacer on the right.
Stock used was the rusty bolt head left over from when I cut the shank off for another project  :ddb:



A quick face, turn and hole drilled through the center followed by a chamfer at 45 deg by setting the top slide over.



Turned around and placed in the four jaw chuck. The previous finish was protected by a copper shim (an old water pipe )



Bottom center was dished out to provide better clamping force.



All working as one  :borg:



And here are all the parts, a bunch of recycled rusty bolts  :dremel:



And I do believe that's my first finished project  :jaw:

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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2009, 03:29:50 PM »
Yah, alright Darren.  :thumbup:  :ddb:   :ddb:   :ddb:   :ddb:   :ddb:
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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2009, 03:52:24 PM »
Great recycling Job Darren
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Thats being really green

Reduce,  :ddb: Recycle,   :ddb: Reuse.  :ddb: :ddb:

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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2009, 01:11:03 AM »
Awesome! Nicely Done!!

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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2009, 02:22:47 AM »
Nice one Darren!  :thumbup:

Blummin well done!  :clap:

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« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 02:31:38 AM by Stilldrillin »
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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2009, 07:08:18 AM »
Hi Darren

Lovely bit of recycling, very nice result.

Tools for free, thats my kind of bargain.  :beer:

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Re: Making a Toolpost T Bolt
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2009, 10:06:00 AM »
Looks like that does the job really well Darren  :thumbup:

Lots of little things I never really think of.... Like using a bit of copper pipe as a soft jaw.... Certainly does the job!


I can see this type of mod helping me out on my machine.... I don't need the pin, (mine is a big M14 stud directly into the compound slide) just the nut with a handle... I'm using a huge spanner at the mo!

Well, a 24mm ring about 9" long! Anyhow, it's annoying if nothing else when you keep putting it down and forgetting where!  ::)


I think I might have an inspired play?   :dremel:




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