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    Lathe Boring Head

    A small boring for the lathe made many years ago and has performed very well.
    It can be easily made on the lathe from M/S as was this one, and as I had a 100 div dial going spare I used a 20 tpi feed screw giving direct reading on diameters, and although it has a No3 MT shank I mostly use it in the 3 jaw for one off jobs.
    The top plates are gauge plate and the slide is hand fitted to give a tight slide fit. The largest bore it has dealt with was 4 inches with no trouble.
    Plans are retro drawn with a few basic dimensions as I tend to make thing up as I go, depending on what I can find and make use of, after many years of working to drawings I find this approach more enjoyable.Lathe Boring Head-imgp0200.jpgLathe Boring Head-screen-shot-08-17-16-08.12-pm.pngLathe Boring Head-screen-shot-08-21-16-03.16-pm.pngLathe Boring Head-screen-shot-08-21-16-03.17-pm.pngLathe Boring Head-screen-shot-08-21-16-04.16-pm.jpgLathe Boring Head-screen-shot-08-21-16-04.19-pm.png

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