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    Not Another A Lathe Stop

    Wait, this is different Because you should make TWO identical ones!

    I've had some recent turning jobs where I've had to machine back & forth between 2 specific lateral positions, an internal grooved section within a bore. This speeds up moving the carriage to a dial position & gets backlash out of the equation. I thought it would be nice to utilize a quick release clamp to get them in & out of position, no reaching for hex keys to loosen & tighten cap screws. The handles are sprung so you just pull up a bit & rotate to some other convenient détente position so its out of the way.

    Hopefully the pics are self explanatory, otherwise just ask.

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    Thanks petertha! We've added your Quick Release Lathe Stop to our Lathe Accessories category,
    as well as to your builder page: petertha's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Quote Originally Posted by petertha View Post
    Wait, this is different Because you should make TWO identical ones!

    I've had some recent turning jobs where I've had to machine back & forth between 2 specific lateral positions, an internal grooved section within a bore. This speeds up moving the carriage to a dial position & gets backlash out of the equation. I thought it would be nice to utilize a quick release clamp to get them in & out of position, no reaching for hex keys to loosen & tighten cap screws. The handles are sprung so you just pull up a bit & rotate to some other convenient détente position so its out of the way.

    Hopefully the pics are self explanatory, otherwise just ask.

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    Where did you get or what are they called the sprung handles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmanatee View Post
    Where did you get or what are they called the sprung handles?
    Adjustable handles...

    https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Ha...&node=16412451

    I've heard them called "repositionable" as well.
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    Exactly as Marv said. They come in different handle lengths, female thread or stud, metal handle vs. plastic... etc. They are really nice for clamping & then getting the handle out of the way with the spring detent. I've also noticed some good looking candidates on Ebay/AliExpress which are metric but at lower cost. Havent tried them myself but considering upgrading the ones on my lathe/mill where appropriate.

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    I removed my previous thanks, added when this was new; so I could re-thank!

    I liked it then, and still do. There are several versions of carriage stops; hardware used here and doubled-up factor make an unbeatable package.
    Hard to imagine what a great bench lathe would be, if amendments offered at HMT.net were incorporated.
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    Thanks for the nice compliments. Nothing special but they are functional & get a lot of use.


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