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Old 07-16-2019, 03:56 PM
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After lusting after one for what seems like forever, the local store had a set of QCTP on sale when I actually had a little cash.

The T nut was unfinished. A simple job, but one I decided to do on my little shaper. Fun, but now I thoroughly understand why everyone says they are slow.

Sadly, it only came with 3 holders. Boring bar, turning tool, and parting blade holder. No problem. My birthday is coming.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:22 PM
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My grandfather always told me - “you can make anything with a shaper, except money”
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:18 PM
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My grandfather always told me - “you can make anything with a shaper, except money”
I dunno. An end mill would have cost at least 10$ and require specialized sharpening once dull. The 3/8" HSS toolkit I used would run about 4$, and can be shaped and sharpened free hand at a bench grinder a few dozen times.

As a hobby shopper, time is not money, time is just time. Not a bad way to spend a rainy day, IMHO.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:08 PM
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UH OH another poor soul infected with the tooling disease.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:41 PM
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I dunno. An end mill would have cost at least 10$ and require specialized sharpening once dull. The 3/8" HSS toolkit I used would run about 4$, and can be shaped and sharpened free hand at a bench grinder a few dozen times.



As a hobby shopper, time is not money, time is just time. Not a bad way to spend a rainy day, IMHO.


Good thing I didn’t read this statement.. I have been sharpening end mills at work by hand. I figure as long as I get at least one tooth sharp and cutting, it will still make chips. Just treat it like a fly cutter if need be having only one tooth.


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Old 07-16-2019, 09:48 PM
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You will enjoy this tool post attachment. Like having a new machine
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:26 PM
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What size tooling does that tool post take?
your next purchase should be a dozen holders to avoid having to change cutters. When we see that we will know you have arrived as a tool-a-holick.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:51 PM
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What/where did you pick up the toolpost? Want to get something for my old South Bend.


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Old 07-16-2019, 10:52 PM
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What size tooling does that tool post take?
your next purchase should be a dozen holders to avoid having to change cutters. When we see that we will know you have arrived as a tool-a-holick.
So what's that make me... with 2 dozen holders
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:41 AM
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Getting close I guess I have a storage rack on a turntable bearing on my main lathe. Not sure how many holders I have but I have 4 complete sets plus the extras I have picked up along the way.

I have set up both my larger lathes to the same center line so the tools drop on either lathe without any adjustment.

Kieth has a multi fit on his lathe it is a nice solid tool post but it would break me with the cost of spare holders.
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