Three of the five shipments came in last week, while I'm away in Melaka, Malaysia. Took some photos to show off here. The fourth shipment, by far the most expensive of the lot, is on its way. Hope it reaches me before I take off to Hong Kong for my family holiday and at the same time, to pick up my fifth purchase.
So, what did I buy exactly?
|ER16 Adapter with 3/4-16 threads. This is from Carter Tools. Good support and prompt replies. Very pleasant experience dealing with Carter despite the low priced item.|
|Precision Tooling Plate from High Tech Systems. Mounting holes and the slots at the back need deburring. Derick has also been prompt with his support.|
|Deburring the mounting holes with a countersink bit. No many holes. So not so bad.|
|ER32 (per review on CarterTools.com) collet chuck from Beall Tool Company. Ordered as a set with some imperial collets with a set of nice looking brass hinges for a good friend of mine. Not much of a service to talk about as only one of my questions was answered. Couldn't tell me if its really an ER32.|
|Front view with a collet mounted. Look at its size relative to the lathe spindle. It is mounted on the lathe with the 3/4-16 threads. Have not tested the run-out. Maybe after my holiday.|