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Jeff Vanden Boogart
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Made some collet handles!
Jul 3rd, 2018 at 3:56pm
 
Actually went crazy with it...LOL
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Re: Made some collet handles!
Reply #1 - Jul 3rd, 2018 at 3:59pm
 
Couldn't upload four pics
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Re: Made some collet handles!
Reply #2 - Jul 3rd, 2018 at 7:03pm
 
And... you are going to share your recipie, right???  Smiley
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Delta 46-460: awesome
Powermatic 3520: more awesome!
Shopsmith Mark 7: Wonderful! (But I don't use it as a lathe yet)
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Jeff Vanden Boogart
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Re: Made some collet handles!
Reply #3 - Jul 3rd, 2018 at 9:34pm
 
Gladly, Chris!  What details would you like.  Not terribly difficult if you have a metal lathe.
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Reply #4 - Jul 4th, 2018 at 11:14am
 
In prior thread I learned about collet chucks, but not handles.  What's the intended use?  Is every one a different collet size?
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Re: Made some collet handles!
Reply #5 - Jul 4th, 2018 at 1:33pm
 
Don, it makes it simple to remove the tool for sharpening...I like that quite a bit.  The handles take ER-20 collets which go up to 19mm (5/8").  I've got 5/8" collets in all of them, and 5/8" shanks on most of my tools.  I can stick any tool in any handle without any fuss.
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Reply #6 - Jul 4th, 2018 at 3:42pm
 
Now I understand.  I would be in too much of a hurry to bother to unhandle a tool for sharpening, using a Robo Rest have sharpened gouges to within 1 1/4" of the handle end of the flute.
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Reply #7 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 3:55am
 
Nice handles Jeff. I’ve made a few “quick and dirty” versions by using cheap collet chucks from China secured in some alloy tube and covered in plastic pipe.
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Re: Made some collet handles!
Reply #8 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 11:00am
 
Thanks, Wil.  I thought about buying cheap collet chucks too...certainly easier than making them!  I wanted to keep the size of the "nut" minimal and still have a 5/8" capacity..that would mean using ER-25 collets.  Everything I could find in ER-25 size, the through hole in the chuck itself was smaller than 5/8"...not what I wanted.
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Reply #9 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 11:21am
 
Yeah, I know what you mean Jeff. I’ve limited myself to using a 1/2” shaft but even so I still need to open out the hole in the ER20 chuck body as it only has a 10mm through hole. I open them up to 13mm using a glass drill as the steel is quite hard.
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