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Offline J Shingler

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Lathe die holder
« on: December 07, 2022, 05:23:00 PM »
Saw this one on the internet so decided to make my own version. This is a die holder to use in a lathe or I guess a drill press. The rod fits in the tailstock and the large body is bored out to hold the tapping die. This body freely slides on the rod in the tailstock. This keeps the die perfectly straight to tap small parts like ram rod jags and such. Of course turn the die holder or the lathe chuck by hand. The cross bar is only needed for more leverage on larger sizes. Should have made one of these years ago. Comes in very handy.







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Jeff

Offline David R. Pennington

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Re: Lathe die holder
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2023, 03:45:35 PM »
That looks very handy for making screws.
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Offline J Shingler

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Re: Lathe die holder
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2023, 11:11:48 PM »
Works better than I expected. Small screws don't even need the cross bar. Just turn by hand. My old one did not have the die holder sliding on the 1/2" shaft in the tailstock. That's a big improvement.
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Jeff