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    Parting-off oiler

    Parting-off some materials goes a lot more smoothly if the tool is continually supplied with cutting oil during the process. I don't have (nor want) a pressurized oil delivery system so I built this.

    The oiler shown in the second photo is suspended directly over the cut via a laboratory type suspension. Said suspension is anchored in one of the threaded holes in the carriage that were meant to accept a taper jig. Thus the device moves with the carriage if a conventional cut, rather than a part-off is being made.

    The oiler itself is made from hardware plumbing fittings and bits of scrap tubing lying around the shop. The valve is one intended for the water supply to a refrigerator ice-maker. The 'cup' which holds the oil supply is a standard copper pipe reducer.

    I don't use it for every cut but it sure beats juggling a brush and tuna can of oil while trying to gently manage the crossfeed while parting-off.
    Last edited by mklotz; 07-08-2017 at 08:12 AM.
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    Thanks Marv! I've added your Parting-Off Oiler to our Lathe Accessories category, as well as to your builder page: mklotz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Found while cruising, back of my mind clinging to a little 1990's commercially made manual pump for same purpose.
    This is better on several levels, unaffected by petro-chems and inappropriate seals. Can't beat a metallic needle and seat, controls flow just like a globe valve, just a more usable volume. I'm thinking a three point flat base for the ol' Pacemaker's flat top cross slide, and stainless or Nylon capillary, like a spray can tube.
    Handy as a shirt pocket; easier than sprouting a momentary third hand, and no wardrobe issues.

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