DIY drip feed oiler for cutting fluid

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celsoari

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how i made my shopmade drip feed oiler for cutting fluid:

Greetings from Brazil
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Mine is not quite as fancy. Is based on the siphon principle.
A bottle with a tight cap is set high on the shelf. One tube go to the bottom of the bottle and the other end to a needle valve mounted on the late chip shield, from there it goes to a semi-flexible conduit (swipe from wife make up mirror). The conduit is to hold the tube in a way one can position it and stay put, the whole assembly is mounted on top of the QCTB but only when needed, mostly for parting. The second tube in bottle does not go very deep, I blow in it to start the siphon and then is acts as a air intake to prevent vacuum. I only use it for challenging parting or in case of heavy cuts in steel but it work very well, can be adjusted from one drop every 2 seconds to a steady drizzle. The oil goes to the lowest spot in the tray and via a drain into a bottle on the floor. When the top bottle is empty I swap the bottles.
 

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I use just about ever way to cool a cutters.
1) Flood works the best but everything has coolant too.
2) Air mist great but chips all over the shop.
3) A brush and a can oil great for tapping and threading. Lots of smoke keeps the bugs away.
4) Can of cool cut very costly.
5) Dry great for any tool that is hand sharpen. This like with vacuum for chips.

Today I do most work dry and if a milling cutter I use clear cutting oil. Threading dark cutting oil.
FYI the clear cutting oil is Aluminum but I use for cutting steel too, it smelled better for my wife.
 

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That is a nice looking oiler never thought of trying to use it for cutting fluid I may have to try that. But first I might have to make a oiler that is a bit larger LOL

My oiler design



 

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I had an old garden tank sprayer that I modified. It had a very thick part where I could drill and tap an air fitting. Used the adjustable spray tip, an air regulator and some modified Loc-Line and it worked just fine.
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Celso, thanks for starting this thread! And thanks to others for contributing designs. As it happens, just yesterday as I was doing some heavy parting, I was thinking that it is past time for me to make something like this!
 

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That is a nice looking oiler never thought of trying to use it for cutting fluid I may have to try that. But first I might have to make a oiler that is a bit larger LOL

My oiler design



I intend to make some of these as buying them is far out of line in my not so humble opinion.
 

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I made mine out of a large tank that came from a steam cleaner. It used a needle valve as a regulator. It worked fine until one day I forgot to close the needle. A few days later, the tank was empty and the lathe rather wet.
No, I haven't used it since.
Keep Safe
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I made mine out of a large tank that came from a steam cleaner. It used a needle valve as a regulator. It worked fine until one day I forgot to close the needle. A few days later, the tank was empty and the lathe rather wet.
No, I haven't used it since.
Keep Safe
Jack
Wouldn't it be fairly easy to add an electric solenoid valve connected to the power switch so the coolant could only flow when the lathe was turned on?
 

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davidyap I would like to see your setup. Pic and some commentary/build notes. If you see fit.
TIA Ken
 

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