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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 07-19-2019 02:47 AM

Remember that it’s not just threads that need to be matched up. There is a centering taper that must match much closer than the threads. It is best to have mating parts at the machinist so he can verify the fit.

And, you can put a drill rod along the top of the soft tool rest. A couple countersunk bolts will hold it. I also grind the sharp edges of my lathe tools round so they handle more consistently and don’t ding up the tool rest so badly.

Jethrow, the 5/8” shaft can be as simple as a rod you buy from the hardware store, or even a 5/8” bolt with the head and threads cut off will give you the piece you need. A file will put a set screw flat (or taper=preferred) on it.


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