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Rudy thoroughly covers the basics of facing, boring and turning on the lathe. Included are plans and directions for a project to practice your skills. He demonstrates on his 1933 9" South Bend lathe (1 hour, 35 minutes) Rudy Kouhoupt has been the premiere teacher of machining for novice machinists everywhere. His seven books and 17 machining DVDs are perfect examples of his knowledge and skills.
One Video I recommend
Fundamentals of Machine Lathe Operation DVD by Rudy Kouhoupt
The excellent finish you will obtain.
The enjoyment of sharpening, maintaining, and using your own tools to create simple or exotic metal wonders.
Enjoy the Hobby and Stay Sharp, and Stay Safe in these COVID Times.
The original 2 inch long tool bit has only worn down about 1/8 of an inch as very little is actually removed in the sharpening process. While this may seem hard to believe once you have one and have used it you will appreciate not only that it is sharp, easy to resharpen, the minimal effort to resharpen, the minimal amount of material removed in resharpening.
As I said you receive a lot of advice. you will soon learn what to believe and what to set aside.
In my case the Diamond Tool Holder(s) and the original tool bits purchased in 2012 which have been resharpened after each use are still in use today.
So Marc Brunell and Henry Maudsley could well be the source of the Tangential Tool Concept around 1803 when the factory started production so it may have been going for over 200 years! The same book p996 has further material, an illustration of a toolholder on p998 is similar to the pictures in this post, the book was first published in 1843!
The original was used in the Portsmouth Block Factory (1802) to turn wrought iron pins. Another version had a centre hole through the bit and was used for wood turning.
Found a very interesting description of a tangential toolholder in Turning & Mechanical Manipulation Volume 2 by Charles Holtzapffl
Page 535 shows a device with a round tool bit ground with a single flat and then the author’s version with a triangular bit.
As Rudy goes on to explain the simple Diamond Tool Holder with its simplicity dates can easily be traced back to the early 1800's
1802 Volume II Turning & Mechanical Manipulation Volume by Charles Holtzapffel
The simple sharpening Jig provided is all you will need to sharpen these tool bits.
Why you may ask, well it is simple, one you get your feet wet and have used the provided Carbide insert tooling you will look for a new challenge. Do Not be Fooled there are many challenges. The secret is learning what challenges to take first.
The important thing was he stressed was not to rush out and buy Carbide Insert Tools, which are includes now with most accessory kits. What Rudy Recommended was the purchase of the Diamond Tool holder both Left and Right make sure it comes with at least one HSS or Crobalt Tool bit with each tool holder.
my beginning was a video by Rudy Kouhoupt who explained very well the initial set of may Lathe and the making of the Lathe Test Bar, Later he also walked me through the set up of my Mill.
The kits are designed to furnish the beginner with a minimum set of tools to enable their beginning into this hobby with a minimal of additional confusion and additional outlay into the vast array of tools and other what to have areas.
As a Newbie you will receive a lot of advice. I started my personal venture in 2012 with the purchase of a Lathe and Mill from the Little Machine Shop. These machines were purchased with the recommended accessory kits.
Decided on making new cylinders and pistons to make my 112cc gas engine into a 149cc, need an opinion on a cylinder sleeve. Using 7075 for cylinders do I need a sleeve??? If I do will brass do the job?? I also have some oil impregnated self lubricating bronze.