My self-made knurler

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SPOTTER

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A long time ago I bought 2 dies to build a knurler, due to lockdown for covid I found the time to build it.
I started with 3 pieces of C45 steel that I worked and grinded.
 

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Richard Hed

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The work is done, I congratulate myself because it is a job well done-
I've been intending to build one of this type for a while as the "push" type, I believe, make your spindle wear faster. Thing is, I hardly ever need any knurling and when I do, it's usually soft metals.
 

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I do not recommend the push type, it stresses the spindle bearings too much, even on soft metals
 

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You made a really nice looking functional tool. Years ago I bought one like this from LatherMaster in Baton Rouge Louisiana. I copied the design thus giving me two knurlers, one for straight knurls and one for cross hatched knurls. Knurling really dresses up an item.
 

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Yes. The lid is in two parts because of the very deep recess. Doing it in one piece would use too much support material.
 

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I like the 3d printed box what a great way to store the tool
 

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I only have a small Chinese mini-lathe so when I made my knurling tool, it was constructed on a dedicated tool post. Just swop the tool post and I'm ready to go.
 

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