Radius Ball Turner For Metal Lathe




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QuantumMecha: how do you change the cutting depth each pass?

Erwin Woenckhaus: Excellent work!

oceantrolls73: Ingenious! 

Lee Kelleher: Very well done. I've watched this video 5 times in an effort to design a similar jig for my own use. Are plans available?

Josh Wilson: What is the maxinun diameter of ball u can tur with this set up?

interplexer: Nice! 

Louis Alleva: I would like to make myself a radius cutter, do you have plans or drawing or measurements, to give me an idea to get my material and what kind of material did you use. Louis Alleva, Quebec, Canada

Travis Black: Great Video are you about to show us some of the tools that you have made in depth and how the work. Thanks

Peter Teoh: good!

Hamzah Ally: are you changing any settings on the cutter while turning?

kwik440: very nice.. !

ryansuperbee: Just get a CNC... Done...

horseshoe28016: @irfp460, I think the threading attachment is just like using a die handle. Put the lathe at the lowest speed, and turn the attachment by hand with power off to the lathe.

Dab L: You by chance dont have a set of prints for something like this I am interested in making my owne

amrkorany: simple idea Excellent work tnanks pro

Jackknifegyp: Excellent. 

محمد الروينى: Excellent work but we need more (mooooore)

MrHeyDAWG: nice!

venturadave: You can make your own brass balls!

gtboomer: Excellent job.

horseshoe28016: Nice, thanks for posting.

Jack Kramer: Very clever. I don't have the skills to make one of these. Could I pay you to make one for me? Needs to be able to cut balls from 2" aluminum round stock.If so, how can I contact you?

JavaAndroid: toly: Yep it is very close, however, why such a complicated solution? What's to stop the handle position being moved another 45 degrees anti-clockwise on the swivel-base? (Mebbe I'm missing something).

JavaAndroid: irfp460: The 'tapping-device' is not generally used with the chuck turning - the machine is usually 'off', (although I have at times used them that way for speed). You manually turn the die holder with the chuck stationary (that's the reason for the 3 handles on the device). The main reason for this tool is to ensure a perfectly 'parallel' cut (ever used an hand-held die and started the thread off 'skew whiff'?).

stringmanipulator: supercool!!!

Fernando de la Cruz: No se ve que es lo que avanza, si el carro o el pomo.

irfp460: The tapping device is quite dangerous, if it catches you could possibly be pulled into the lathe

Cdabek: Thats a great idea!!

not2fast4u2c: they look alot nicer than those plastic ones !!! Nice Job on making that

OLDSCHOOL4JUSTICE: Great work

Da55a: Nice work! Have you replaced all your door knobs yet? :-)

Stan Can: Very nice! Thanks for posting.

Ulma Doctor: nice work!

DMRsounds: you sir, are a genuis. very nice device.

jeffax123: obsessed with balls

Glocko44: Now theres some good ol' ingenuity

gertsafari .: Nice job, i have a similar arrangement made from an old lens grinder.

astrialkil: Very nice ! great simple design.

fishy2002: made some nice brass balls... XD

The-Lord-Laing: Nicely made

electrogear: @TheAllimania I'm struggling to see how in any way a spinning steel ball could be ironic?

FixinThatUp: T=up

Nolverto Gonzales: Simple and beautyful nvr used yhe word beautyful but it is

Captain Capslock: pretty nice brass one! the stock tormach-type holders plastic nuts are an imposition

ozzcarandme: Your very clever, love the video.

fall22123: Once you polish a knob, is that addictive too?

TXLorenzo: I have always admired the Kiwi's self-sufficiency and ability to fabricate just about anything they need from home shop tools. There are probably more lathes and mills per capita in New Zealand than just about anywhere in the world.

jake tehtwothousand: I lathed a ball once without the ball turning attachment, just the regular tool post and by just eyeballing it. I stepped up really close dimensions by .0001+ just tapping it with the cutter so it went into a diamond shape, then a hemispherical then a ball. It was about perfect but 1 side.

wpala: I like it !! You have plans for that tool?? also how do you like cz300 lathe?

carmelo farrugia: thanks a lot for sharing , my next project to make for sure simple but effective

Rating:
Radius Ball Turner for Metal Lathe 4.9 out of 5

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