Author Topic: Gang tool for the CNC  (Read 497 times)

Offline stevehuckss396

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Gang tool for the CNC
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:05:39 AM »
Having to make hundreds of sparkplug parts at a time I made a gang tool for the CNC lathe. It will spot drill, drill, bore a step with boring bar, and then clean out the drill hole and square up the bottom all in one press of a button. Major time saver as it does the entire job in about one minute.

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Re: Gang tool for the CNC
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 12:12:30 AM »
Nice - and let me guess - you had the same machine making the holder for the toolbits in order to ensure correct alignment  :thinking:   :praise2: 

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Re: Gang tool for the CNC
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 12:18:29 AM »
Very nice. That has been on my list to do for a while, I even roughed out the holder, but got sidetracked.

What software are you using? Hand writing the code I assume.

Are you going to add a work stop so you can setup the new work> And a parting off tool?

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Re: Gang tool for the CNC
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 12:41:52 AM »
Admiral!  You are correct.

Ron!  The spark plug base is threaded into the 1/2 inch drill rod. A stop and cutoff tool are not needed in this operation. I used to use a tail stock turret but they suck! So I had to think of something and this works out pretty good.
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Re: Gang tool for the CNC
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 12:54:33 AM »
Looking good buddy!!!!

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