Hi Barry,Not very sure I understand how this works. Surely the tool needs setting to the centre of the chuck, not below centre which it looks like with this device.
So the “D” part is not concentric with the rest of the stock then?Hi Barry,
The front lathe tool is set by bringing it up to the underside of the cap, the rear lathe parting off tool is set by lowering down onto the post. That is why the cap has part of it sawn away. The top surface of the post is the centre height, all the cap does is provides a reference stop.
Honestly, looking at the drawing and the picture, I would have thought the shank of the tool would be inserted into the chuck and the flat on the end disk would be the centre height. I think that's why people were confused as the drawing shows the 'flat' in the end disk not on the centreline of the shank. I realise now the 'shank' length is vitally important but being that every dimension, critical or not, is called out on the drawing then it doesn't stand out.Hi Guys,
Did anybody bother to look at the picture and drawing ?
I do not disagree with you ! It isn't clear from the pictures or drawing how it is supposed to be used. I had mistakenly assumed that it would be obvious.it's not immediately obvious how the tool works just from the diagram unless of course you already know how it works.