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    Tailstock die holder

    another little widget, the making of which helps keep me sane!

    I've long had issues starting dies straight, perhaps because I have crap dies, perhaps because I'm not doing it right, but either way I thought this was a neat project to do. Also, seeing jjr2001's thread on it helped

    A chunk of 2in steel rod was hacksawed off and faced both ends, then dialed in on the 4 jaw.

    Using my toolpost drill chuck - an absolute necessity on a lathe with 1 1/2in tailstock ram travel - I drilled the rod out to 1/32 or so under 1/2in diameter. Then I reamed it to 0.500 dead on. I thought that was an over reamer, but now I know!
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    couple of pics showing the 3/8in shank arbors I made, one for a 3/8" chuck, the other for a 1/4" chuck
    Tailstock die holder-img_5409.jpgTailstock die holder-img_5410.jpg

    with the work still in the chuck, I bored the face to accept a 1" die
    Tailstock die holder-img_5411.jpg

    then cross drilled it at 90deg around the circumference to tap holes for 10-32 set screws
    Tailstock die holder-img_5412.jpg

    next up is the arbor, using a rusty old 3/4" ex-axle. Faced then center drilled for a dead center. Then turned it down to around 0.501.
    Tailstock die holder-img_5413.jpg

    then ground it to fit using my Dremel and tool post attachment (first use!). Wasn't perfect, but with a bit of patience and some sand paper got it down to 0.499-0.4995, so a nice tight slidding fit into the die holder.
    Tailstock die holder-img_5414.jpg

    Parted it off, turned it around and cut the MT1 taper (not shown)
    Tailstock die holder-img_5415.jpg

    Turned down the handle to the major diameter for 5/16-18 (drilled and tapped a matching hole in the side of the die holder)
    Tailstock die holder-img_5420.jpg

    and threaded it using my tailstock die holder
    Tailstock die holder-img_5421.jpg

    all finished
    Tailstock die holder-img_5422.jpgTailstock die holder-img_5423.jpg

    also made sure that the arbor was long enough to pop the die out - my USA made dies are a bit larger than my Chinese ones (which I think are actually 25mm, not 1")
    Tailstock die holder-img_5424.jpg

    anyway, feels good to get another little project done and another useful tool. Also got to use several different useful tools I made a little while ago
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    mattthemuppet ,

    I am not sure if it just me, but something went wrong with seeing your photos. Looks like you had a lot of photos posted but now the photo objects show only as links that go nowhere. Doesn't look like an easy fix.

    Regards, Paul

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    Hey Paul,

    that's weird! I just reattached all of them so fingers crossed they'll work now

    cheers
    matt

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    Thanks mattthemuppet! We've added your Tailstock Die Holder to our Tapping and Threading category,
    as well as to your builder page: mattthemuppet's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks mattthemuppet! We've added your Arbor to our Machining category,
    as well as to your builder page: mattthemuppet's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





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