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Old 02-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #1
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I want to build a boring head for my Milling machine, the milling machine uses a R8 Taper and I was thinking
of using 1/2" or 5/8" boring bars.
Does any one have a good plan for building a boring head that is not to complicated?
Thanks in advance.



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Old 02-22-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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There is one in the book Milling A Complete Course by Harold Hall.
Not sure where you are but I have recently bought a copy from Amazon for less than a fiver including postage here in the UK.

I have not built one so would be interested to hear any comments about it or if there are plans for better.

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Old 02-22-2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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Guy Lautard has plans for a slightly enlarged version of the George Thomas design.

http://lautard.com/boring.htm

I made this one which works well for me:



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Old 02-22-2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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Making it with a 3/4" straight shank for use with a collet will be easier IMO.

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Old 02-22-2010, 05:19 PM   #5
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This one has permission to be reproduced as long as it is not for profit or used commercially.

The originator, Stephen Campbell, is a man after my own heart.


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Old 02-22-2010, 11:22 PM   #6
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there is a downloadable plan for a boringhead on gadget builder site and lot of other items of intrest for all .

cheers wayne

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Thanks for that John! Nice plans!

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Old 02-23-2010, 04:44 AM   #8
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I built the one by Stephen Campbell that is mentioned in Blogs' post. It's a very nice design, in my opinion, and I've been very happy with it.

Stephen is a member here, too. He goes by "walnotr". Nice guy.

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:53 AM   #9
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Moin.
Some pictures of a DIY boring head.
Unfortunately the text is German.
http://www.metallmodellbau.de/Ausdrehkopf-Eigenbau.php
Cheers,Ralph

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Moin.
Some pictures of a DIY boring head.
Unfortunately the text is German.
http://www.metallmodellbau.de/Ausdrehkopf-Eigenbau.php
Cheers,Ralph
Brass must be cheap where he lives...seems like EVERYTHING is made out of it.


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