Free 50 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Fly cutter for the lathe

  1. #1
    mklotz mklotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    LA, CA, USA
    Posts
    1,440
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked 2,700 Times in 935 Posts

    mklotz's Tools

    Fly cutter for the lathe

    Years ago, when I was still using a milling attachment on my lathe, I decided to build a large scale fly cutter. I was tired of overlap marks that occur when making multiple passes on a workpiece and wanted something with a large enough swing to allow one pass flattening.

    The body is a piece of C-channel fitted with a sturdy spigot turned from hex steel. A slot in the channel allows for adjusting the radius on which the tool holder is placed. The tool holder itself is a drilled-out bolt into which the cutter fits, held in place by a small setscrew in the head of the bolt.



    This view shows the back of the device...



    In use, the spigot is pushed back into the chuck until the back of the tool holder seats on the face of the chuck. This minimizes bending of the device under load.

    I haven't used this thing in ages. Once I got a mill, I built a monster two-stage fly cutter that is far superior. It's described here...

    Monster fly cutter
    ---
    Regards, Marv


    Home Shop Freeware
    http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to mklotz For This Useful Post:

    Canobi (11-26-2017), Jon (11-26-2017), Paul Jones (11-26-2017), Seedtick (11-26-2017)

  3. #2
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,087
    Thanks
    327
    Thanked 626 Times in 567 Posts


    Thanks mklotz! We've added your Large Fly Cutter to our Machining category,
    as well as to your builder page: mklotz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 50 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    50 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •