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Radius turning tool project

John Conroy

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Premium Member
#21
My new lathe doesn't have t-slots in the cross slide and the top of the cross slide is about 1/4" higher than my old lathe so I had to rework my radius turner. I measured the center height of the spindle and machined the material off the bottom of the tool bit holder to get the height correct. That gave me a chance to break out my vintage Browne and Sharp height gage. The base will now have to be bolted down using the same studs that hold the tool post so I'll have to make something to keep the swarf out of the openings. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet but here's some pics. 20190406_120346.jpg 20190406_121629.jpg 20190407_103340.jpg 20190406_121622.jpg
 

PeterT

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#22
JC>My new lathe doesn't have t-slots in the cross slide and the top of the cross slide

I didn't even notice that before. Is your cross slide dovetailed on the sides (arrows) to hold things gib style or is it 90-deg square?
I always thought I would be mounting things to my T-slots but so far haven't had a solid requirement. A pseudo-travelling steady is brewing in my brain though.
 

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