Lathe Quick Change Tool Post Installation

All right so today I'm gonna set up a new tool post for my lathe I have one of those mini lathes and this is this is a miniature version of the tool posts I'll show you what I'm swapping out here so I'm gonna be swapping out this guy here you know cut a lot of stuff on this lathe as you could guess from the shreds here which I've it'll make you which I've recycled over and over again and this this little tool post is I mean it does the job but you know I have multiple cuts in some of the pieces that I do and I just need to be able to do the work a little bit faster and I just thought I'd get one of those little you know quick change tool posts to be able to do that so what I'm going to do is I'm gonna take this unit off of the cross slide here and I'm literate stall the quick change tool post which is this guy here now I got this stuff for mini machine shop and there's a couple of different you know brands of these tool posts available but you know I trust me the machine shop because they've they've got stuff just for machinists they don't shell you know vacuum cleaner parts all that stuff you know it's not a side item for them it's their baby business and the other thing too is that you'll see some tool posts out there that are you know basically I mean these things are all made in China but you want to get stuff that's manufactured to where you could actually have something that's usable if there's a little bit of version of this they they actually make these out of aluminum for lightweight but you know I'm more of a guy who likes to use iron because when you're cutting there can be a certain harmonic that happens you know that gets through the tool and to the Machine and the ki kasam vibration and I'm just kind of proactive about you know stopping any problems before they start so instead of getting the lightweight aluminum version I got the cast iron version so this set here comes with you know one of these guys here which is you know I'm gonna put a cutter in this wood here is the same style you could actually put a straight cutter in but it's actually if you look at it at the side here it's it's actually curved at the bottom so you can put a straight cutter or a curved bottom what I ended up doing was I got a an extra one of these for a straight cutter you know and then you've got this wood here to cut the piece this wood here is a Durling piece you could use the neural ass in it or you can get one of those knurls that actually nurse lit for both sides that's what I'm gonna do I don't like to put side pressure on pieces that I'm doing with a lei and I'd rather have it you know knurled around so that so that I get a nice you know I don't have to put pressure on any bearing Center and give the lathe and then this guy here is a is a boring setup you can put a boring bar in there or a drill bit which ever you know but obviously it's designed for one thing so it's gonna have a boring bar basically and you know the other the other way to bore is to use a to use a Chuck which I'll be doing for drill bits but what I said boring bars up I'm going to be using that piece now as you can see quick release that means that these slide over this here just in case you're not familiar with how these work okay slides over that and they've you know it's set and then you lock it in now the trick about setting one of these guys up is that you have to set it to where the tool is going to be riding at the correct part of the piece that you cut now I cut a lot of hexagons cheap pieces here okay so I want it to be at the center of I want the tool to be aimed at the center of this piece so obviously there's you know there's a Rises there's a fall I want it to be the top of the tool to be aimed exactly at the center so to do that you have to adjust the pieces you know the bits as they go into these holders so I've already got this one set up here so the way the adjustment works is they come you know from the factory at a whatever said it okay but the way the adjustment works is what's this goes into the Chuck yeah maybe I'll set this up here would be let me do this so you can tell that babe okay all right so once you set it into the Chuck you want the tool to go down to the right height okay so this is the release here okay so the this part is always gonna slide at the bottom of it so it stops all right let me see if I could just show you that it stops right here at the bottom right there okay so to set the tool highly you have to adjust this spindle to where it touches the top of this and adjust the height of the tool so that you get the tool height set correctly so I've already just the two of these like I said this one here you know it's gonna go in there I'm gonna lock it down with these uh with these little hex head screws here okay this would set but the other ones I've got to adjust so but the first thing I'm gonna do before I do any of that obviously is I'm going to swap out the tool post so let's get into doing that here this guy here is the original tool post so you know obviously I got to take it off so I'm just going to go ahead and remove it take this guy off here okay and then I've just got to remove the just gonna remove the stud okay now one of the things that I discovered is this this setup here actually comes from the factory with a with a base it fits a number of different lathes so there's there's a couple of different scenarios of what it's going to fit so it comes from the factory with a base and what I'm going to do is I'm going to remove the base and I'm going to take the set out of here the stud this is longer than the stud of that one I'm gonna use the stud from what an exchange allowed to the other so this guy here that's the base just gonna take it off going to remove the stud okay so as you can see I already actually swapped it out before I I kind of did a test run before so that stud is actually longer than this stud so what I'm gonna do is I'm going to use the longer stud okay so I'm gonna put this back in here whoops actually I'm gonna twist this into the base so let me go ahead and do that okay turn that into the base and then I'm going to I've taken the bottom piece off of this now and I'm gonna go ahead and put up a bit like this this is the correct setup for this lathe so I'm just gonna go ahead and slide it on BAM it's on get the debt you know put that on okay so now what I'm gonna do is I burn it I'm gonna lock it down so the way this works is you can turn the tool by releasing this nut and then it'll allow you to turn it there's actually two different areas where you could put tools so you can actually have you can't have two two tools on this at one time I don't know why they set it up to where you have where you can set up to tools cuz you're only gonna use what tool a time it's a quick release but anyway they did that for some reason okay the tool goes out here okay this locks down that makes this this axis lock in okay here's your cross slide okay which I've got right now to cut at a 30-degree angle you know it's durably it's set it'll die d anyway put this on okay that's that's it place so now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna grab one of these guys I'm going to go ahead and turn these guys so that it's holding the tool and I kind of show you how it drops in so let me just come back on camera here in a second after I get this type down okay so now I've set up the cutting tools okay this this was actually set at the right height and so is the word it said to chuck right now this guy here is for the is for the side cutting for the parting tool so I'm gonna go ahead and put that in there now as I said the way that you set up the height of this to drop up and down is with this wheel here so you turn this wheel up or down this shank right here and then lock it with this screw it did when you put it in there you're going to get a positive lock it's got to go to the you know it's gonna sit against the bottom of this and that's how low it's going to drop it that's going to set where the height of this tool so let's say with this guy here I haven't said it yet you know the other tool I've got in there say with the boy bar say with all of these okay that's the way you do that I probably jumped ahead of myself when I was met you the gap early but earlier but it is an important factor because you've got to get it to be on center then what's your what you've got it set up to verify it you know you could just run a cut across the face of the work and as you can see here nice smooth cut right to the center and you know we're good to go so that would set correctly and you want to be you know right dead that's odd you don't want to be off on that and the other thing that support here is these slides here you ought to verify that if there's any ah to slice it there's always going to be some about of y'all obviously because it's a slide you want to make sure that you have a limited amount of slot of yah you had that slide you both this one you know the X and the y coordinates so that's a very important factor otherwise you're going to have a tool that's going to chatter now if you already had a tool set up in here it was already set up these should be set up correctly already but just verify that before you put the new tool on okay so now I'm just gonna put this this little piece on here now it's important to get the tool in here and try to get all four of these locked in it's kind of a short stroke to the cutting bin itself I usually like to have it out a little bit more but you know the object is to have the cutting bit as close to the tool as possible anyway just so that the workpiece cannot get leverage on this and cause a vibration or it causes it to move in any way and the shorter the distance that the cutting end of the tool is from this obviously the less leverage is going to have okay so this part here I'm just gonna take this stud here I'm gonna said I'm gonna end up sending this tool aside with lathe pieces I can kind of see now that you know I'm gonna need to get a little bit more organized with these tools so that I can I can just quick grab these things and set them up for the lathe because you know I've kind of been I've kind of got it all put back in here but I really did organize it very well and to really be you know efficient as a doing some machine work you know you want to have this set up to where there's a tray or whatever you put these guys in here okay so now I'm just gonna go ahead and loosen this guy up this guy just slides right in there is enough support that's a party tool so I'm going to slide this out a little bit more so I can get into the center I cut up to I think it's three eighths stalks so I want to make sure it can cut to the center of that that have any problems so now that guy's locked in so basically once I get this here I'm gonna have to set up the - just right just like I did any other tools to where this part gets to the center of the workpiece it cuts it exactly the center so setting up the height like I said it's turning this wheel turn that down to lock this in place and then I'm all set so that's it that's the that's the new quick-release Chuck I hope you learned something about you know how these tools work and their setup you know there's not really that much to it but it's hopefully having this video out there it's got to help you guys so thanks for watching and come again
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