Quick change toolpost

I show you how easy it is to make a tool post by your own.

When you understand the drawing here below, you can make it.

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And here you can see how to make it.

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This is the result of a couple of hours hard working. ;-)

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So let’s start.

Take a dirty piece of steel. I used C45.

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Use a 4 jaw chuck

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Make the front clean

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Make all the sides clean. The size is absolutely not important.

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Place a center out of the middle.

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place the Live Center in the middle of the center and clamp your product.Warning if you turn on your lathe you have a problem. Or you put a piece of material at the other side for balance or turn very slow.

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Look also out for the jaw.

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Drills a hole and turn it to a bigger hole.

In my case 45.02 mm

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Place the Y ax on your Lathe and place it like this. And a milling cutter in the chuck.

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and mill a slot in your piece of material.

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Drill 3 or 4 holes in the upper side and makes screw threat in it.

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Measure the height of your old tool post

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And the diameter of the bold

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Make a piece of steel the same length as the old tool post height +
3 mm

Drill a hole through with a diameter of the bold + 0.5 mm

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make 2 flat pieces on the cylinder. The distance of the 2 parallel surfaces is the same as the  groove in the old tool holder. This because the tool post can not turn by the major force of the tool.

I hope you can understand what i mean ;-)

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Make a groove on the back side of the big groove and drill a hole with m8 to clamp the toolpost on the cilinder. Look to the drawing.

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Ready to use.