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Arbalest

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New Tool Holder
« on: September 30, 2012, 12:32:50 PM »
I've made a couple of these now and finally I have one I like!

It was hidden inside this block of steel ...



But a few hours on the Mill coaxed it out  :naughty:







Perhaps a little larger than originally intended and weighing a little over a pound it's quite a lump but fits my 4" BV20 nicely.
Tangential tools can't do everything but are really cheap to run using any small lumps of HSS, round or square that may otherwise lay unused.

Offline steamer

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 12:45:29 PM »
I like that alot Arbalest!   

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 12:58:42 PM »
That tool holder is a work of art.

Jim

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 01:09:25 PM »
Very nicely done Arbalest

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 01:31:16 PM »
Beautifully made Arbalest! Looks factory made. Do you bead blast it to get that finish?

Don

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 01:35:37 PM »
Not beads Don, Alox grit. But yes, it's blasted!

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 01:47:01 PM »
Hi

Excellent, much better than my effort. I must look out for a lump of steel I can make one from

cheers

Rich

Arbalest

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 02:14:44 PM »
Thanks Guys. Final pic showing the clamp in case anyone wondered!


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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 05:39:06 PM »
Very nice :ThumbsUp:

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 03:31:46 AM »
That looks great!  Did you make it up as you went along or did you have a set of drawings to work from?  Either way it is beautiful.

Mike O

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 03:41:45 AM »
Very Nice!  Is it CNC'd?  Looks great.  I'm sure it works well too!

Ronald

Arbalest

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 08:14:27 AM »
No drawings sadly, I just milled it as I went along!

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 10:10:51 AM »
That looks very nice. Show us the grinding jig then  :LickLips:

Arbalest

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 11:51:58 AM »
There you go!



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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 06:05:39 PM »
Thank you. My to do list is getting awfully long now.