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By Eric The Viking
#1088809
That's nice!

I recognise a Black & Decker Mk. 2 drill stand when I see one!

The original clamp carried the drills with two locating pins at the front and a wide hole on-axis at the back, for a clamping screw. I still have mine in occasional use, when it's really handy for making good square holes in the middle of boards, or anything else I can't get under the drill press. The B+D drill it usually gets used with is a transitional one - plastic body but has both the locating lugs on the front and a collar around the shaft, for the now-standard clamp designs.

So whenever it gets retired from that purpose (and I get my long coveted Super Seven), I'll know what to make with it :-)
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By DTR
#1088991
Eric The Viking wrote:I recognise a Black & Decker Mk. 2 drill stand when I see one!


I'll have to take your word for that, but you've described it to a T! Unfortunately the clamp / moving head is in just as crusty condition as the base, albeit still functional. There's another variety of drill stand that only has a single clamping ring for the drill. I've seen a few of these fitted with a bush to take a tapping spindle; a far simpler conversion than my one!
By ncollar
#1117381
Dave
You have made some very nice thing, I am amazed how some can take a trash pile and make a very good tool. The bushing on the banjo, I guess why make a new one when the bushing made it like new. Very nice fix.
I stand amazed.
Nelson
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By DTR
#1117684
Thank you Nelson :)

The Hobbies lathe that I made that bush for may reappear in this thread very soon...... the head and tailstock sockets are non-standard stub-length 1MTs. Unfortunately it's the narrow end of the taper rather than the "business" end, so it's not as simple as just cutting a standard 1MT shank to fit. Up till now I've been turning down standard shanks to fit, but this is a pain. Enough is enough, I'm going to bore out the tapers to make them standard......
By Togalosh
#1118994
Dave, that's ace !.. I didn't know such thing existed .. but I have struggled to tap straight & wondered how the hell it should be done.

I want one.

Stoopid question; can you then use this with a die as well ? (Obviously not in that chuck)

Togs
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By DTR
#1119004
Thanks Togs :) Not my idea, obviously, just my interpretation. There are one or two commercially available options, but it's cheap and simple to knock one together from scrap.

I can't see a reason why it wouldn't work with a die. All it would need is a mandrel to suit a common tailstock die holder. Having a lathe though I've never felt the need.
By Togalosh
#1119531
DTR wrote:Thanks Togs :) but it's .. simple to knock one together ..


Ah, you assume too much of my skills & tooling, but thank you.

My lathe is yet to run & it's been 12 months since I bought it (& all the upgrade kit).. ho hum.
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By DTR
#1138030
I've been working on the screw and nut for my Hi Vice, as posted in my other thread. But not everything has gone to plan.......

I started by facing off the nut block in the chuck. Then I drilled a tapping hole in the block:

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Screwcutting the thread:

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I screwcut most of the way, then finished with a tap.

That's when I discovered it had gone pear shaped. I found that the tapped hole wasn't square to the face of the nut. At first I thought the tap must have wandered off course, but the thread crests were all even (they would be different thicknesses if the tap had wandered). I can only guess that the block must have shifted after I faced it off, but before cutting the thread. Ho Hum, I'll come back to that later......

Onto the vice screw. Facing off a long bar:

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Then turned everything but the screw head down to diameter. Some hogging later...

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Screwcutting the thread:

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And drilling a cross-hole for the tommy bar:

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By DTR
#1138031
Now to fix that nut!

I found a random bit of pipe / conduit and faced either end. Then I mounted the tap used earlier in the chuck, and slid the conduit over the top:

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Next I tightened the nut up against the conduit and used the tap as a mandrel:

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Now the nut can be faced off perpendicular to the thread axis. One face done, one to go.....
By dickm
#1138036
That IS ingenious. One to file away in the unreliable memory cells for future reference.