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KCOlsen

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09-27-2020 09:12 PM

I acquired a walker turner lathe from my wife’s

grandfather back in 1980 and this has been in the drawer since then, did not want to throw it out so i kept it, please can anyone tell me what it is and is it used on a wood lathe, Thanks in advance Ken


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#1 posted 09-27-2020 09:22 PM

tailstock round stock holder for drilling.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 09-28-2020 03:05 PM

How is it used? I’m not getting my head around it…

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#3 posted 09-28-2020 03:21 PM

Insert into tailstock

Insert drill into chuck.

Lay round stock in V-groove

Turn on lathe

Advance tail stock until stock meets drill.

Stop and return once hole is complete.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 09-28-2020 03:38 PM

That is such a great idea, I think i will make one for my lathe. Add clips to hold the work, make it adjustable to accommodate leg splay angles…

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#5 posted 09-28-2020 06:16 PM



That is such a great idea, I think i will make one for my lathe. Add clips to hold the work, make it adjustable to accommodate leg splay angles…

- drsurfrat

Just keep in mind, the whole jig has to chuck up in the tailstock… It could ride on the ways for support.

The only place where a lathe is better at drilling than a drill press is when the drilled piece is turning in the headstock, and you are drilling a co-axial hole with the bit chucked in the tailstock.

A V block should be a standard accessory for every drill press. Most already have a tilting table to which to clamp it.

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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#6 posted 09-28-2020 07:17 PM

But I don’t have a drill press…

my tailstock has a morse taper, I can reproduce that. Using the ways to prop it up is a good idea.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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Woodknack

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#7 posted 09-28-2020 07:56 PM

edit: It could be a specialized tail piece for holding round bar or dowels while turning, I doubt it’s for drilling on a lathe. Using that on a lathe looks like a good way to ruin a drill bit and hurt yourself simultaneously, not to mention pointless. Measure the taper and see if it fits the lathe, or if not, find out what taper it is. edit,

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 09-28-2020 11:32 PM


Insert into tailstock

Insert drill into chuck.

Lay round stock in V-groove

Turn on lathe

Advance tail stock until stock meets drill.

Stop and return once hole is complete.

- Madmark2

Would you not have secure the stock to the holder ?
It would be dangerous if not.
Seems like a strange way of drilling a hole in a shaft.

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KCOlsen

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#9 posted 09-29-2020 07:38 PM

thanks for the replies after the first one i tried to figure where the dowel goes Madmark2 thanks for the second reply now it makes sense seriously i have had in in my drawer since 1980 hated to throw it away glad i didnt are they still made what are they called thanks again

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#10 posted 09-29-2020 07:57 PM

They are still made and come in different flavors. Here's one on Amazon. Called a tailstock v-block as far as I know. There’s usually an easier and safer way to skin that particular cat but this one works too. Use whatcha got ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Madmark2

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#11 posted 09-29-2020 08:52 PM

They’re not as dangerous as they look. You would normally hold the workpiece with the left hand as you feed the tailstock crank with the right. If the bit tries to gall, the sides of the V keep it from climbing and spinning.

The slight center countersink allows thru drilling without hitting metal with the drill bit.

Being that close to the chuck could easily be a knuckle buster tho.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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uptoolateman

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#12 posted 09-30-2020 01:43 AM

I always heard them being called a crotch center.

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