Archive for June, 2011

Quick Change Tool Post Bolt

June 21st, 2011 Comments off

When I purchased my Grizzly G0602 10×22 metal lathe one of the first projects I had in mind was to mount an AXA-size quick change tool post on it.  Most of the methods I found online for doing this required either modifying the tool post mounting plate that came with the lathe or creating a suitable replacement with a threaded hole to fit with the quick change tool post bolt.  I didn’t want to modify the mounting plate and creating one from scratch would have been a challenge without a mill so instead opted to create a new tool post bolt.

To do this I started with a 1/2″ x 3.5″ bolt, turned down the end, and then threaded it with metric threads to fit the mounting plate.  In the end it turned out to be a quick and simple that has worked very well.

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