Die holder

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earlgo
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Re: Die holder

Post by earlgo » Tue May 02, 2017 12:29 pm

Oh look, I actually made something other than repairs... :D
Oddly enough it was fun.
In the third picture one can see the ball bearing that sits in the die 'anti-rotation' pocket. This allows the die to sit flat against the inner face no matter where the 'pocket' is in relation to the face.
--earlgo
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Fluting the holder body

pete
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Re: Die holder

Post by pete » Wed May 03, 2017 4:24 am

Nice work Earl.

earlgo
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Re: Die holder

Post by earlgo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:32 pm

Just got to use my die holder that I built in May of this year. Worked as advertised first time.
Where has this idea been? I surely could have use it many times in the last 50 years that I have been attempting to make chips.
Thanks for all your help, fellows.
--earlgo

jcfx
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Re: Die holder

Post by jcfx » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:33 pm

earlgo, what are the flutes on the body of your die holder for ?
just curious

earlgo
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Re: Die holder

Post by earlgo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:23 am

The flutes are to insure a non-slip grip, and because I wanted to use the Jefferson Indexer for something besides a paperweight.
Most of these are knurled, I believe, but I just have a push knurling tool and it gives iffy results. The scissors knurler is on my to-do list.
--earlgo

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NP317
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Re: Die holder

Post by NP317 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:20 am

jcfx wrote:No affiliation, just a happy customer, I bought tap and die holder from Neil Butterfield,
take a look here -
http://www.neilsniche.com/
I also acquired a set from Neil Butterfield.
Inexpensive, first class, and will meet my varied needs quite nicely.
~RN

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