Apr 27, 2018, 07:27 PM
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Apr 28, 2018, 02:59 AM
Lots of smaller machines with the cutoff tool mounted in reverse works better than the conventional method, eliminating chatter
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Apr 28, 2018, 12:13 PM
That should be a great improvement that set up works for me on my SB, is the reverse position just for the photo shoot?.
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Apr 29, 2018, 06:25 AM
I hope to have some material ready for my next model engine soon and then we will see how well it works on the Sherline.
Apr 30, 2018, 03:21 AM
I have a rear mounted tool post and I find parting to work about the same as when using the front one. No advantage nor disadvantage. I also have a 4 way indexable tool holder on that rear post which always has 3 tools mounted, 1. the parting tool, 2. a small drill chuck with a short spotting drill bit and a normal turning tool.
The advantage that I find with the rear tool post is that I don't have to change tools on the front one as often and the permanently mounted spotting drill saves quite a few tailstock chuck and/or drill bit changes. Unless actually drilling for a centre I prefer a spotting drill to a centre drill for a pilot hole.
Sometimes the rear post gets in the way on certain jobs but I made it to be removable quickly and I machined register surfaces so that it goes back into the same place when fitted again. I don't have to take it off often.
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Apr 30, 2018, 06:51 AM
Thanks for the info Tony, I did not think to put a 3 or 4 way tool holder back there. Could bring some extra versatility to the lathe.
Thanks jjr2001! We've added your Rear Tool Post Spacer to our Lathe Accessories category,
as well as to your builder page: jjr2001's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:
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