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Ball turner. - toglhot - 09-23-2021

These are a couple of ball turners I made.  The welded up one was made to see if the design would work, it did, so I made a second one with a  few improvements.  I wanted one that cut vertically, could be clamped in the tool post and could be used either from the front or back.  I use it mostly from behind.

I didn't have a mill at the time, so milling work was done on the lathe using a vertical slide.  Other work was done on the linisher or by hand.  It cuts a fair size ball, 2"+ from memory, but I haven't used it for quite a while. Last time was to make a Delrin panel hammer.