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Kelly

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09-14-2016 09:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: machinist lathe knife knives collets morse taper lyndex

A while back I got a killer deal on a few tubs of goodies. I ended up with several high end gauges, a 3/4 horse variable speed, reversible DC motor and controller, 123 blocks, a slew of HSS cutters for a machinist’s lathe and on and on, for around sixty bucks.

Some of the things I’ll sell at good prices and put the money toward things I want or need. However, as time goes on, I find some of the things might be handy for wood turning. For example, I have this box of Lyndex collets I could use to chuck up fine spindles or something, but I’m not certain which collet holder I need to use them on my wood lathes [with a draw bar].

Obviously, I’d need a Morse taper collect to mount these in my Rockwell Delta or mini Jet, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten so far. Any suggestions?

Next is the matter of the fifty or so knives for a machinist lathe. It I had the right holder, these could be used for scrapers or something else in my wood lathe knife arsenal. Any ideas there?

Kelly


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unbob

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#1 posted 09-14-2016 10:23 PM

Those are Erickson “style” Double angle collets, they look like DA180 size, but, that is what they are.

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#2 posted 09-15-2016 02:23 AM

Puuurfect. Found a bunch of info, unbob. Thanks.

Now to see if I can find a #2 Morse taper to cram it into my wood lathe. So far, however, it seems they take individual chucks. No?

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HokieKen

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 02:26 PM

Cheaper alternative would be an extension for the collet then put that in a chuck.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 02:46 PM

Thank’s Kenn.

I’m wondering if I’m wasting my time trying to make use of them in a wood shop. Might be better horse trading them. However, I do want to play with some brass, copper and aluminum, if I can get my lathes slowed enough.

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 04:30 PM

Beall collet chuck, you can just buy the chuck itself PSI doesn’t look like they sell just the chuck. Not sure about CS’s.

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=lathes-acc-spec-beallclet

https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/t/101/Collet-Chucks

https://www.pennstateind.com/store/LCDOWEL.html

Think all the collect chucks sold for woodturning take ER-32 type collects and one other size not sure of. So not sure if your collets will fit those chucks.

Never used a commercial collet chuck & collets, made my own out of wood.

Think 4 jaw scroll chuck much better value for the money.

-- Bill

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Kelly

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 04:56 PM

The chuck looks perfect in that it looks like it would spin on to a 1” 8 TPI lathe head dohicky. Unfortunately, mine are another type – they have straight sides, indicated, by unbob, to be “Erickson “style” Double angle, DA180 collets” (again, thanks for that unbob).

So, does the ER 32 reference the part that threads on to a 1” 8 TPI lathe drive or is it variation of the Ericson DA 180’s?

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Update: From a search for it, it appears the ER 32 is another variety of collet and not compatible with the DA180.

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unbob

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#7 posted 09-15-2016 05:39 PM

The ER style collets are considered a little better then the earlier DA type for holding power and side thrust. The DA collets have a full 1/32” of closing, and they can accurately hold drill bits by their margins.
Boeing used DA type collets into the 1980s, then switched to the ER type. My large collection of DA collets and holders came from Boeing surplus. Original Erickson brand is owned by Kennemetal.

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#8 posted 09-15-2016 05:43 PM

Gads I miss the Boeing Surplus (in Tukwilla).

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