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by philbert
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Small Dickson-type quick change toolholder
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: Small Dickson-type quick change toolholder

Thanks. Miscut one of the dovetails, which is why it's flattened off. Next time I will cut the profile on a larger piece of steel so I can slice off multiple holders for finishing
by philbert
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Small Dickson-type quick change toolholder
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Small Dickson-type quick change toolholder

That's a 10mm boring bar for scale
by philbert
Wed May 30, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First cut with a shaper
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: First cut with a shaper

So I milled down the toolholder a little (it's a left handed one - never used it in the lathe anyway) and mounted it in the shaper. Looks like it's working quite well (nice chips start around 0:50 in the video). Another thing I realized is that the indexing crank was 180° out, so it was moving the t...
by philbert
Wed May 30, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First cut with a shaper
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: First cut with a shaper

Part of the problem is that is a piece of corten steel cut out of the roof of my shipping container workshop. I'll mount a vice and try again with a known free machining steel
by philbert
Wed May 30, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First cut with a shaper
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: First cut with a shaper

I took a cut with a HSS tool, and it was a cleaner cut. I was going to try my diamond tangential tool holder to see how that went, but it was about 1/64th too wide to fit in the clapper box
by philbert
Tue May 29, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First cut with a shaper
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: First cut with a shaper

Yep, understood - as I said, it was the first to hand. You're correct - the clapper box was seized up, thankfully it came free after a few gentle taps with a rubber mallet.
by philbert
Tue May 29, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First cut with a shaper
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: First cut with a shaper

I also noted the head was rotating under heavier cuts - the tightening mechanism doesn't feel great - it may need cleaning up and adjustment
by philbert
Tue May 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First cut with a shaper
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: First cut with a shaper

Oh I have no doubt the tool has completely the wrong grind for a shaper - I literally grabbed the first tool I saw, which happened to be a brazen carbide one from the 'starter set' that came with my small lathe. It is a nice shaper. As far as I know it was a "new old stock" item, made in 1979, and c...
by philbert
Mon May 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First cut with a shaper
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

First cut with a shaper

I have a lot to learn

by philbert
Wed May 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Carbide question
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

Re: Carbide question

Thanks. These are both neutral rake inserts. I've not used these type before, and it was interested to see the center pin has a camming action to push the insert into the pocket, and then the clamp to hold it down
by philbert
Wed May 16, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Carbide question
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

Carbide question

What is the shiny grey piece under the insert called? What is it made of? And is its purpose just to protect the cutting edge on the other side of the insert from being chipped by the tool?
by philbert
Thu May 03, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.
Replies: 39
Views: 6823

Clickspring

Even Chris from Clickspring needs a lathe, and he's even made his own files and drills

But without a mill you'll need to be good with a file