Free 186 More Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Get 2,000+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Lathe tool holder epiphany.

  1. #1
    Supporting Member th62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Thanked 510 Times in 170 Posts

    th62's Tools

    Lathe tool holder epiphany.

    I made several tool holders for my lathe about 12 years ago, four tangentials and three standard type holders with various rakes. They work well but need shims to adjust the height and won't take HSS blanks that are too long.

    The new tool holders are about as simple as you can get, just a short length of 16mm square black bar finished and with a slot cut the full length of the holder. No need to clamp the bit in place on the holder as the tool post does that.

    Simple to use just stick the holder in the tool post, insert the bit, adjust how much stick out you want and tighten the tool post bolts. The tool post bolts locate in the middle of the holder, thus the tool post bolts also lock the tool bit in place.

    I've made them so the bit is dead centre, so no more shims to adjust the height.

    I made two: One for 6mm bits the other for 1/4" bits. Later I'll probably make one for 8mm bits.

    It doesn't get any simpler than this and they work well.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Lathe tool holder epiphany.-win_20240613_16_23_36_pro.jpg   Lathe tool holder epiphany.-win_20240613_16_23_23_pro.jpg  

    2,000+ Tool Plans

  2. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Thanked 1,864 Times in 1,663 Posts

    Thanks th62! We've added your Lathe Tool Holder to our Tool Holders category,
    as well as to your builder page: th62's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

    2,000+ Tool Plans

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

    Floradawg (Jun 14, 2024)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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


Posting Permissions

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