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    Where to buy "soft" Morse taper blanks

    Please don't all jump down my throat and tell me to make it myself. I am too much of a newby to turning.

    Where can I buy a "soft" Morse taper. I can not find any here in SA pre made and wife visiting GB.

    Want to make a adapter I saw on the site for a slitting saw.

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    Morse taper blanks

    You can by soft headed blanks for machining, RDG Tools in the uk have them in various sizes so I am sure they are available elsewhere.
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    Way too expensive for me. Can buy a small chuck for that price.
    So watched a few Youtube clips and tried setting my compound slide using a dial guage. Problem is just by loosening and tightening the compound slide it adjusts itself.

    Anybody made a fine adjustment aid for their compound slide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage nut View Post
    So watched a few Youtube clips and tried setting my compound slide using a dial guage. Problem is just by loosening and tightening the compound slide it adjusts itself.

    Anybody made a fine adjustment aid for their compound slide?
    Try tightening the compound securing bolts to the point where they are so snug that you can't move the compound with your hand but not yet fully tight. Then adjust the compound by tapping lightly with a small brass hammer or brass slug. When correctly oriented tighten securing bolts with wrench.


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