First post on here
I bought this post a while back with a couple of turning holders, a 3/8 boring bar holder and a parting holder. Although super handy, I often have to swap tools out of holders which defeats the purpose of the QCTP. I got hold of a 2x1x6in piece of mystery steel and started turning it into tool holders.
Not many pics, but I roughed the slot for the dovetail first, then cut the dovetail (had to make a new carbide insert dovetail cutter first). I then cut off 1in blanks from both ends, faced the ends and the new blanks, then kept cutting.
After that it was a simple (!) case of cutting slots, drilling and tapping holes. I made the adjuster knobs out of 1/2 in alu rod that I cut grooves in with a ball end mill using my hex ER25 collet chuck. The finishes on the holders aren't great, but all the milling work was done (very very slowly) on a drill press with XY vise and collet chuck. These took a VERY long time and cost me 3 end mills. Next ones will be made out of alu
once I get the next lot done, I'll have all the tools I use in holders and the plans to make more if I need them.
thanks for looking!