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Michael Gilligan05/06/2021 21:10:16
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It has some battle-scars and is, I presume, inaccurately described ... but this looks like it has potential : **LINK**

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393278763448

Does anyone recognise it ?

MichaelG.

peak405/06/2021 22:51:01
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Never seen one before, but I wonder if it's a tap tapering/sharpening attachment for a tool and cutter grinder.

Bill

AdrianR06/06/2021 08:12:51
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The scars on the nose seem to be at regular angles, I wonder if the threaded bit is a gland for hydraulics to increment a rotation. The angles look to be preset at 30, 45 and 60 degrees, could it be for sharpening/making countersinks?

Circlip06/06/2021 08:58:18
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Strange how so many bits of metal clag are classed as "Lathe - Myford" and anything with a flywheel advertised as "Stuart Turner". At least now, not all turning tools are suitable for Myford .

Regards Ian.

Cornish Jack06/06/2021 09:53:01
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Similar thoughts to Peak 4.

Same sort of set-up as the tool-holder in the Boremasters Tiplap - but surface mounted rather than on a round shaft. The 'trough'. which. I assume, would hold the tool, seems to be limited to one width only.

rgds

Bill

ega06/06/2021 11:05:59
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Posted by Circlip on 06/06/2021 08:58:18:

Strange how so many bits of metal clag are classed as "Lathe - Myford" and anything with a flywheel advertised as "Stuart Turner". At least now, not all turning tools are suitable for Myford .

Regards Ian.

And how many advertisers profess to know nothing about their offerings!

old mart06/06/2021 20:08:34
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Three posts in a row reflecting exactly what I was thinking. laugh

John Paton 106/06/2021 21:11:46
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This looks very similar to the work holder on a small valve refacing machine I once owned.

At one time any decent garage had one as valve grinding was a standard requirement at 50k miles ( and valve lapping at pretty much every service!)

I still have the diamond fixture used to true the grinding wheel and only hung on to this in the hope that one day someone will say they need one.

John Reese06/06/2021 21:47:03
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I think John Paton nailed it.

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