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Alan Pettigrew24/02/2017 17:08:00
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I have an MD65 with a quick release toolpost that I have had for about 25 years. I would like to get more tool holders, but I cannot find any, just a complete new system.

Does anyone have any ideas where I could get compatible holders? I have not seen anything on the web.

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Neil Wyatt24/02/2017 18:23:41
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Hello Alan,

Welcome to the forum.

Have you considered making your own? If you use one of the tougher grades of aluminium they should work perfectly well, which opens the way to milling them in your lathe.

Neil

Alan Pettigrew24/02/2017 21:20:32
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Thanks for the reply.

Yes, I had considered making holders, but I'm not sure that my skills are up to it so was looking to find an easier way.

I do have a milling attachment, but it is not quite vertical (I only use it for drilling), so that's another thing holding me back. Most of what I do doesn't require very high precision, and the holders would need to be accurate.

Alan

Neil Wyatt24/02/2017 21:29:29
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If I can do it, I'm sure you can

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Alan Pettigrew25/02/2017 10:03:43
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Neil,

Do you have any suggestions for the aluminium?

6082 or 7075 seem the likely candidates, but some of the grades imply they need heat treatment and that would get interesting.

Alan

Neil Wyatt25/02/2017 13:08:44
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6082 should be fine, make a test one and see how it goes.

Cut a notch the width of the narrow end of the dovetail, then use a dovetail cutter to open it up until you leave a tiny witness.

Make sure the angle of the cuttermatches your dovetails - you can get different angles!

Neil

hush07/04/2017 16:32:13
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I have just fitted an arceuro 000 qftp to my hobbymat. I replaced one of the two screwed bushes (m8) with one of (m10) I locktited it in, I think the original had Canada balsam to fix it. The new centre post was a bit too long and when screwed down,it fouled the slide base, a little was ground off the end to clear the problem

hush07/04/2017 16:32:14
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I have just fitted an arceuro 000 qftp to my hobbymat. I replaced one of the two screwed bushes (m8) with one of (m10) I locktited it in, I think the original had Canada balsam to fix it. The new centre post was a bit too long and when screwed down,it fouled the slide base, a little was ground off the end to clear the problem

Alan Pettigrew07/04/2017 17:29:28
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Thanks, I had looked at that. I was trying to keep the current toolpost which I like.

I am currently making a new tool holder - it is showing me how little I know about milling

Gene Pavlovsky18/10/2020 18:08:46
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Alan,

I know it's an old post... Have you made the extra toolholder? Or did you find some other solution?

Cheers

--Gene

Alan Pettigrew18/10/2020 20:06:03
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Hello.

I did manage to make a toolholder, but it is not a very good one. My milling needs a lot of practice. It does fit, though, and is useable for light work.

I have learned a few ways not to mill

Alan

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