Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Quick Change Turret Tool Post for the Lathe

  1. #1
    old_toolmaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 208 Times in 77 Posts

    old_toolmaker's Tools

    Quick Change Turret Tool Post for the Lathe


    Quick Change Lathe Turret Plans for Sale - $5.00



    $5.00 - Click here to buy now via PayPal and download instantly

    30-day money-back guarantee.
    If you purchase these plans and are not 100% satisfied, we'll refund your purchase price.





    These plans include:

    • A 16-page PDF manual.
    • Bill of Materials.
    • 14 technical drawings.
    • 4 color photographs.







    Feel free to post any questions you may have in this discussion, either before you purchase or during construction. Or, post pictures of your finished quick change lathe turret.



    Questions about buying tool plans? See: FAQ for Buying Tool Plans

    $5.00 - Click here to buy now via PayPal and download instantly





    Quick Change Lathe Turret Plans for Sale - $5.00



    $5.00 - Click here to buy now via PayPal and download instantly

    30-day money-back guarantee.
    If you purchase these plans and are not 100% satisfied, we'll refund your purchase price.





    These plans include:

    • A 16-page PDF manual.
    • Bill of Materials.
    • 14 technical drawings.
    • 4 color photographs.







    Feel free to post any questions you may have in this discussion, either before you purchase or during construction. Or, post pictures of your finished quick change lathe turret.



    Questions about buying tool plans? See: FAQ for Buying Tool Plans

    $5.00 - Click here to buy now via PayPal and download instantly





    Quick Change Lathe Turret Plans for Sale - $5.00



    $5.00 - Click here to buy now via PayPal and download instantly

    30-day money-back guarantee.
    If you purchase these plans and are not 100% satisfied, we'll refund your purchase price.





    These plans include:

    • A 16-page PDF manual.
    • Bill of Materials.
    • 14 technical drawings.
    • 4 color photographs.







    Feel free to post any questions you may have in this discussion, either before you purchase or during construction. Or, post pictures of your finished quick change lathe turret.


    Dick


    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/nGuyP MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/psE5w QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    https://sowl.co/UMVpo MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

  2. #2
    old_toolmaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 208 Times in 77 Posts

    old_toolmaker's Tools
    All lathe jobs require the set-up of cutting tools of varying geometry to produce the intended part. Often, tools are manually changed one-at-a-time, until the job is finished, “only to be repeated again”, for the next part. As you can see, a fair amount of time can be expended in the tool set-up process. Many of these tool changes can be eliminated by the use of a “four place” Quick Change Turret Tool Post. Four Quick Change Tool Holders can be mounted simultaneously in the Turret Tool Post, which brings one tool after another into exact working position as required, thus greatly speeding up consecutive operations where a large number of identical pieces must be made. Even for “one-of-a-kind” jobs it can be more practical to just walk up to the lathe and begin machining with tools that remain set-up in the tool post turret. Several Quick Change Tool Holders could be kept on hand with special lathe tools mounted in them, which can be interchanged onto the tool post in a moment’s notice. The Quick Change Turret Tool Post Turret described herein is the result of several generations of prototypes which has culminated in a design characterized by absolute repeat-ability, a rock solid tool holding system and construction well suited to the hobby machinist as well as the seasoned professional.
    Dick


    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/nGuyP MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/psE5w QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    https://sowl.co/UMVpo MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to old_toolmaker For This Useful Post:

    metric_taper (10-25-2018)

  4. #3
    metric_taper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Marion, Iowa
    Posts
    138
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 66 Times in 39 Posts

    metric_taper's Tools
    I really like this design of a turret tool post, using QCT holders. The best thing about a QCTP is the speed of adjusting the tool bits to center. It was the reason I removed the turret that came with the lathe. It was always a task to find the correct shim stackup to install the tooling. But having the tool bits most used for facing, turning, and cutoff was very handy to quick fabrication of a part.
    It looks like your holder is of the 'piston' style to clamp the quick change holders.
    Does this have turret indexing at 45 degree?
    I have both the A and D size tool post systems on my lathe. I assume I could modify my existing holders by cutting the 45 bevel to the side corners, as I have many holders, and this would not dedicate them to this turret holder.

  5. #4
    old_toolmaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 208 Times in 77 Posts

    old_toolmaker's Tools
    metric_taper,

    The QCTP here indexes in 30 degree increments as designed. That is not to say you can't change that at your will. It would be a simple matter to change that to allow indexing at 45 degrees.


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools
    Dick


    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/nGuyP MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    https://sowl.co/psE5w QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    https://sowl.co/UMVpo MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

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
  •