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Roger Hulett11/04/2019 13:32:57
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I have a 70mm x 5mm brass rod. I need to turn this down to 3mm. At one end there needs to be a 45degree angle to take the rod from the turned 3mm to the original 5mm. I have a 1939 South Bend 9" a small Pools horizontal mill. Rotary Table, Vertical slide. Pillar drill

Advice on the correct procedure to carry this out will be very much appreciated.

3404611/04/2019 13:47:57
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I doubt if this would be the correct procedure.

I would drill a 3mm hole in the 5mm rod, then loctite or solder in a piece of 3mm rod, then bend.

Bill

mechman4811/04/2019 14:39:15
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+1 for drilling, solder then bend, easiest way as Bills method above.

George.

JasonB11/04/2019 14:43:55
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How long is the 3mm section?

If it is long do you have spare material for tailstock support?

Roger Hulett11/04/2019 14:57:42
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Sorry, did not explain myself correctly. I should have said the 3mm diameter will TAPER

out to the 5mm diameter.

3404611/04/2019 16:09:27
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I would put that in my little unimat and use the taper turning attachment, with the 3 mm end supported by a steady - nice and straightforward.

Forgive me for saying, but a drawing is often the easiest way of explaining

Bill

Samsaranda11/04/2019 17:23:24
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Sharp tool and required angular offset on the tool holder, with 5mm brass rod you wouldn’t need any support or steady, I have made fuel control needles in smaller diameter brass without problems, you need a sharp tool and shallow cuts.

Dave W

JasonB11/04/2019 18:17:41
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Posted by Samsaranda on 11/04/2019 17:23:24:

Sharp tool and required angular offset on the tool holder, with 5mm brass rod you wouldn’t need any support or steady,

I would if the taper is over the full 70mm length, a question that has not yet been answered.

Edited By JasonB on 11/04/2019 18:17:57

Emgee11/04/2019 18:18:10
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Roger, if you only need a short length of 3mm diameter use a facing & turning tool which is ground to 45 deg angle to the lathe axis, either take 1 x 1mm DOC or a series of cuts to achieve the 3mm diameter, at the 1mm DOC you will have your 45 deg transition from 3-5mm.

Emgee

3404612/04/2019 17:44:29
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Posted by JasonB on 11/04/2019 18:17:41:
Posted by Samsaranda on 11/04/2019 17:23:24:

Sharp tool and required angular offset on the tool holder, with 5mm brass rod you wouldn’t need any support or steady,

I would if the taper is over the full 70mm length, a question that has not yet been answered.

Edited By JasonB on 11/04/2019 18:17:57

With Jason on this one ref needing a steady .

Tried it today with and without and with definitely easier.

Bill

Neil Wyatt12/04/2019 17:51:55
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If the tape angle is 45 degrees as stated, then an angled tool will do the job.

Mount 5mm rod in the mill, set up a tool in the vertical slide attached to the table and do the job with a single cut.

duncan webster12/04/2019 18:01:06
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/04/2019 17:51:55:

If the tape angle is 45 degrees as stated, then an angled tool will do the job.

Mount 5mm rod in the mill, set up a tool in the vertical slide attached to the table and do the job with a single cut.

why use a milling machine when the OP has a lathe?

Roger Hulett13/04/2019 11:28:57
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OK everyone,Thanks very much. Job done. 45degree tool did the job.

3404613/04/2019 11:52:53
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After all the help and advice given by members, I often think a picture of the finished item would round of the thread nicely.

Bill

Ian S C13/04/2019 13:01:17
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A rough sketch on a bit of paper with a pencil can be useful.

Ian S C

Roger Hulett24/04/2019 12:23:44
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It's all I can do to work a lathe and type letters on a computer Asking me to take pictures or draw sketches and post them.......well. ..............Now ............... If my great grandson was here........ no prob.

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