Looking for Ball Turning Plans
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I’m trying to find a decent set of plans for a Ball Turning Fixture that I could build to suit my lathe. 
I have not had much luck finding a set of plans on the internet. I thought I would try here to see if anyone knows of a set or has a set of plans. 
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Trevor
Lathe - Craftex CX701, Mill - Craftex B30 Mill/Drill, DRO - blu-DRO
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There are several plans available.  I intend to build one that utilizes my boring head making it much easier and quicker to build.
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I built the one from plans provided on HMEM, I believe. It is the one that has a round base, and mounts to the cross slide.

After further searching, it is the Steve Bedair design from http://bedair.org/Ball/ball.html

Works very well, I just don't use it much.
Full of ideas, but slow to produce parts
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I have a number of plans that I can upload. I'll do it this afternoon when I have some time.

Ed
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(01-06-2020, 09:55 AM)rleete Wrote: I built the one from plans provided on HMEM, I believe.  It is the one that has a round base, and mounts to the cross slide.

After further searching, it is the Steve Bedair design from http://bedair.org/Ball/ball.html

Works very well, I just don't use it much.

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(01-06-2020, 10:54 AM)EdK Wrote: I have a number of plans that I can upload. I'll do it this afternoon when I have some time.

Ed

That would be awesome Ed.
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(01-06-2020, 07:06 PM)Cross Slide Wrote:
(01-06-2020, 10:54 AM)EdK Wrote: I have a number of plans that I can upload. I'll do it this afternoon when I have some time.

Ed

That would be awesome Ed.

Sorry, I didn't have time to get the plans uploaded today but will tomorrow. It'll be a less busy day for me.

Ed
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Cross Slide,

Note that since Ed retired he does not have time to do anything  Rotfl

Arvid
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(01-07-2020, 02:21 PM)arvidj Wrote: Cross Slide,

Note that since Ed retired he does not have time to do anything  Rotfl

Arvid

Funny how that is. 17428

I'm busier now than when I wasn't retired. I must be doing something wrong. Chin

Ed
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I've attached the plans for a ball turner designed by a member from Practical Machinist. He makes his plans freely available. Here's the link to the CAD files and photos.

http://lepton.com/metal/ball_turner.html

Be aware that you'll have to scale it to your lathe. The drawings attached to this post were for my 14x40 lathe.

The other attached file is a different design that I have no clue where it came from since all of these files were acquired 10 years ago. It's just another option for you.

Hope this helps.

Ed


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.pdf   Holescreek Ball Turner.pdf (Size: 105.58 KB / Downloads: 9)
.pdf   Ball_Turning_Toolpost_-_Complete.pdf (Size: 225.41 KB / Downloads: 12)
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