The chipguard on the lathe was never installed. Not because it wouldn’t be great to use – simply because you couldn’t see through 🙂 The mounting is fast and easy and can be set to the appropriate height or lenght (and tilt too). So it would be great to use this again…
I looked at different solutions and even thought about bending one. But this would really top my skills. Searching on the net, I finally found one which fits the present mounting.
Simple but convenient – tool organisation for the tripan toolholders! This is what it looks like at the end of the day…
The layout is set «by eye». After some weeks using it, I would change this and give some more space for «overlength» tools. Luckily some pins were used to fix the bent parts! This gets handy if you rework the layout – just change the pins.
For my Tripan-toolholder-project i needed a 60° dovetail cutter. I got one which worked really great with the prototype:
After inspecting the work and the tool, I saw a beginning wear in the tool. Those tools are to expensive to get them stub after 2 or 3 parts. So, I thought about an indexable tool – but they are even more expensive than the solid ones! Consequence: make an own one. Continue reading “Dovetail cutter”
Spring this year, I pinched a golden oldie: a DUSS DUAX DN23 Vertical Drill Press with a pivot mounted spindle. Quite heavy: beyond 50 kg – but for the jobs it’s conceived this means sturdiness and rigidity. The price for shipping was about the price I got it for… Continue reading “Duss Duax EDN23”
Today a big TTS collet holder was created. I wanted them to be safe and out of the way as long as I don’t need them, but in reach as soon as I’m working on the Tormach PCNC440. Continue reading “The big TTS-Collet holder”