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Forum topic by LeeMills posted 03-13-2016 06:46 PM 615 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LeeMills

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03-13-2016 06:46 PM

I don’t think I have posted these before. The Jacobs is a 1/4” about 12” long ; I have 1/2” with about a 17” handle but no picture.
The second uses a 1/2” square hole collet which I tapped for set screw to hold different cutters, it is about 12” long also as it was made for spindle work. The collet itself is about 2.5” long.
A little 6” long section of 2X4 with appropriate holes will hold lots and lots of bits.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein


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#1 posted 03-13-2016 07:42 PM

Nice handles! I have an extra 1/4” drill chuck, looks like a good use for it.

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 12:17 AM

I know what my next project is.

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 03:49 PM

They look great and I like that you can use them for a variety of tools. Where do you buy a square end collet or did you make it?
Thanks

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 09:53 PM

Clever. Funny because I was watching a machinist video the other day, looking at the collets and wondering if I could use them in a handle. I would probably never have gotten around to it though. Yours look great. Have you made a variety of cutters for the square collet?

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#5 posted 03-17-2016 11:01 PM

This is where I purchased mine. Maybe collet is the wrong term, these folks call them “sleeves” and others I saw on the net call them “couplers”.
http://www.greenbaymfgco.com/12L14-sleeves.php

Made several cutters from HSS blanks and also have some made from store bought carbide “bits” made for metal. I have two 8” blanks now that when I get around to it will become scrapers 1/2” scrapers for boxes and other small items where I need only a 3” max overhang.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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