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    Nice job 2gr8kids! Since you posted your completed tool from plans, we'll buy you any plans of your choice. Let me know which ones you'd like, and PM me an email address to send them to.

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    Fantastic,

    It is really great to hear some feedback from someone who has actually built one. It looks great. I hope it proves to be as useful to you as it is to me.

    Thanks for taking the time to post.



    Quote Originally Posted by 2gr8kids View Post
    Paul,
    Thank you for sharing your design. I recently completed building mine and all worked out well. I changed the post nut to be able to use an old wrench that came with my SB lathe. Otherwise it was made per the plans which were very clear and easily understood. Below is an image of the finished product less the handle which is currently on order.

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    Paul,
    i just finished the tool post today. I have never been disappointed on any plans I've bought here and yours was no exception. Very well detailed and complete. You must've put a lot of time into them.
    I did make a few changes as I have a larger lathe. I wanted to hold 5/8" tool bits so also had to mill the tool pocket deeper (.500"). I just went slightly larger on the tool holder dimensions adding 1/8" all the way around. Ideally I would have liked to raise the height but didn't have material any taller. I used 5/8-24 all-thread for the stud as I already had a t-nut made and had the all-thread I also didn't drill the mounting nut all the way through.
    The only big mistake was when I drilled the holes that hold the tool bit down I did it on the wrong side. Just put it in the vice and started drilling and tapping. Oh well not big deal I guess. Thanks for a great project.
    Quick Change Tool Post for Lathe-tool-holder.jpg

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    Fantastic! Thanks for posting. I love seeing the posts that others have made. And yours looks even better than mine. Nice job on the finish.

    If you can, post something about how you find it in use. I would love to hear from others on that score too.



    Quote Originally Posted by ddickey View Post
    Paul,
    i just finished the tool post today. I have never been disappointed on any plans I've bought here and yours was no exception. Very well detailed and complete. You must've put a lot of time into them.
    I did make a few changes as I have a larger lathe. I wanted to hold 5/8" tool bits so also had to mill the tool pocket deeper (.500"). I just went slightly larger on the tool holder dimensions adding 1/8" all the way around. Ideally I would have liked to raise the height but didn't have material any taller. I used 5/8-24 all-thread for the stud as I already had a t-nut made and had the all-thread I also didn't drill the mounting nut all the way through.
    The only big mistake was when I drilled the holes that hold the tool bit down I did it on the wrong side. Just put it in the vice and started drilling and tapping. Oh well not big deal I guess. Thanks for a great project.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice job on the toolpost.
    Nice workmanship also!

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    Nice work ddickey! Since you posted a pic of a tool you built from plans you got on this site, you can choose ANY other plans you'd like for free (we'll buy them from the plans author and send them to you for free). PM me and let me know which ones you'd like.


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