Ball turning attachment for lathe

tennmiketennmike Senior MemberPosts: 22,247 Senior Member
CPJ, looks like something you could benefit from, and not hard to make, either. I need to do one of those myself!



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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,348 Senior Member
    I’ve seen them, but I’ve yet to convince myself I need one. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,181 Senior Member
    Great idea, if i still had a shop i would make one. 

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,247 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    I’ve seen them, but I’ve yet to convince myself I need one. 
    Bolt handles with CUSTOM BOLT KNOBS! Among other neat stuff for guns!
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,348 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    cpj said:
    I’ve seen them, but I’ve yet to convince myself I need one. 
    Bolt handles with CUSTOM BOLT KNOBS! Among other neat stuff for guns!
    Meh. I don’t want my knobs to look like lollipops. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,247 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    tennmike said:
    cpj said:
    I’ve seen them, but I’ve yet to convince myself I need one. 
    Bolt handles with CUSTOM BOLT KNOBS! Among other neat stuff for guns!
    Meh. I don’t want my knobs to look like lollipops. 
    You don't HAVE to make a ball! Round on the end, cylindrical in the middle, and cone or maybe a partial ball transitioning into the bolt handle.
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,348 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    cpj said:
    tennmike said:
    cpj said:
    I’ve seen them, but I’ve yet to convince myself I need one. 
    Bolt handles with CUSTOM BOLT KNOBS! Among other neat stuff for guns!
    Meh. I don’t want my knobs to look like lollipops. 
    You don't HAVE to make a ball! Round on the end, cylindrical in the middle, and cone or maybe a partial ball transitioning into the bolt handle.
    Lathe file. Done.  No removing tool posts, set up, blah blah blah. 
    Your Jedi Mind Tricks aren’t working. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,098 Senior Member
    edited June 11 #8
    That video was awesome! I always watch the machining videos posted here and then find myself on youtube watching others.

    You guys make me jealous. I worked at a job shop for about 4 years and had to make various tooling for the presses and 4-slides. I could get it done but never really became proficient at it. Takes a certain kind of person.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,062 Senior Member
    I hate 4 jaw chucks. Takes longer to true them up than to just hack something out with a hacksaw and go from there. Mike
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,062 Senior Member
    Of course, sometimes you have a job that requires a 4 jaw chuck. No way around it. Those jobs always suck.
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,348 Senior Member
    edited June 11 #11
    I hate 4 jaw chucks. Takes longer to true them up than to just hack something out with a hacksaw and go from there. Mike
    Since my 3 jaw is out of wallerance, the 4 jaw gets the nod, unless what I’m doing REALLY isn’t important. Or, if I can  turn the wallerance out. 

    Just  watch this a few times, and you’ll never again be afraid of the 4 jaw. 
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HSjQfnXuhEE

    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee

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