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.
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.
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:
Making it with a 3/4" straight shank for use with a collet will be easier IMO.
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.
If you don't try it, you will never know if you can do it!!
there is a downloadable plan for a boringhead on gadget builder site and lot of other items of intrest for all .
Thanks for that John! Nice plans!
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.
Some pictures of a DIY boring head.
Unfortunately the text is German.http://www.metallmodellbau.de/Ausdrehkopf-Eigenbau.php