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Offline steamer

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Turret lathe set up
« on: September 04, 2013, 12:42:14 AM »
OK .....who's good with setting up a box tool!.....I think I've got it figured...but could use a little help..... :thinking:

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Re: Turret lathe set up
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 08:00:59 AM »
I vote for Tel to explain it to us  ;D I seem to recall back in my dim and distant youth (a couple of years ago) he described it on MECH  ;).

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Re: Turret lathe set up
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 09:22:07 AM »
Only my little home made one Jo - I have no experience with 'em otherwise. What seems to be the problem Dave? We should be able to nut it out.
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Re: Turret lathe set up
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 09:24:33 AM »
Your little home made job is brilliant Tel. I was going to post a link to another site with it but don't want to get "told off" !
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Re: Turret lathe set up
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 09:34:27 AM »
Links are ok  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Turret lathe set up
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 11:56:35 AM »
I'm working out the cutter geometry for a small Brown and Sharpe No 00 "BM" combination box and pointing tool.'

I have the Warner Swasey book on the subject and I am pawing through....it doesn't appear to be that mythical...though my cutting tool keeps moving.

I'm trying to take down a 1/4" diameter...eventually to .125...but mostly just playing around with my bed turret.

This tool has a two piece "V" follower...not rollers....it's a little thing.

I've found that to use the turret effectively with the saddle...I need some tool extensions.... ::)

Dave
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