Originally Posted by wolfye
You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar!
Should we ever meet, I will most certainly shout you a beer!
Thanks Wolfye, I'm always open for a beer
Here's another mod I did to the toolpost to finish off this thread. I went down to Supercheap and bought a cheap spanner to fit the 16mm bolt and hacked it up. I made a washer out of some 25mm dia scrap because I dd not have one handy to suit the M10 bolt.
Then I tapped the hole at the head of the bolt which I had drilled right through at the correct diameter for an M10 thread when I made the toolpost.
And now I have a quick release when adjusting the angle of the Toolpost.
The spanner clears the release lever nicely.
I think this is a good way to go because you can move the lever around to any angle and quickly remove it if it is getting in the road (which it does for some operations). Generally, I just leave it finger tight.
I'm really at a loss to understand why H&F recommend a much more expensive QCTP for this lathe when fitting the BXA s so easy!