Tap & Die Holder for Lathe.
If you haven't made one of these for your lathe you have been missing a valuable tool.
I made two tap holders to fit smaller and larger size taps.
For the dies I used regular sockets to hold the dies with a spacer in between the socket end and the front of the socket. Warning Sockets are very hard metal use patience when drilling and tapping the set screws to keep the dies in place. you will also need to make an square headed adapter for the socket to shaft conversion.
Mine uses a tapered end to fit into the tail stock of the lathe. I used a mill and lathe to make this tool but I think a lathe is enough if you like to file things. :O)