Author Topic: Ball Turner  (Read 2388 times)


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Ball Turner
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:59:59 PM »
Here's mine. It's a clone of Steve Bedair's.

It runs on a 42 x 15 x 13 ball race. I had hoped to fix a small piece of steel rule to the tool for setting the size but I can't find the remnant I put somewhere ... First Ball turned is of course affixed to the tool!

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Re: Ball Turner
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 08:42:01 PM »
Very Nice!!
definately on my "Rountuit" list
Thanks for sharing
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Re: Ball Turner
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 09:50:40 PM »
That looks much nicer than the one I made to a similar design. However, I don't use it much. The main problem is that I don't have enough clearance between the chuck and the cross slide for the base, let alone for the rotating part, so I can't work close to the chuck. As a result I can only use it for parts being cut from large bars that are stiff enough to stick out from the chuck a ways. It might be more useful on a larger machine.

However, I did make a little table for the rotating part, so it can double as a rounding table :)


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Re: Ball Turner
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 12:28:21 AM »
I made one similar to that for my Microlux lathe, works great.