|The chuck looks massive on the tailstock.|
|No. 3 centre drill was used here. I find that it doesn't drill as easily as the smaller ones I often use.|
|Starting the hole with a 10mm drill.|
|Then I realized that I don't have a 12mm drill... Being lazy, the 0.5" endmill was used.|
|Lots of chatter and I can feel the endmill being "suck" into the hole.|
|I really like this countersink cutter. Absolutely no chatter. All thanks to those folks at MadModder that recommended me this|
|Getting ready to part off.|
|I find parting off steel much easier than aluminum; I have not had problem of binding so far. To avoid chatter, I fed more aggressively.|
|Ribbon like swarf from the part off operation.|
|Part flipped around in the chuck to face off the excess, cleaning up its face at the same time.|
|Done. Would I get a better finish if spindle speed is increased? I was operating at 660 rpm.|
|The cap screw inserted to test its "fit". The hole measures 13mm. I'm leaving it as such as most dimensions are not critical. I just have to make sure the recess fits into the spindle bore with not too much of a wiggling space.|
|Here it is, for photo shoot. I'll test it on the lathe when I get home after dinner.|
The ER32 collet chuck has been successfully installed on the lathe. Now I've one more options available to use when turning. You'll see it in use to make the 1/2 centre for the Set-Over Centre.
Time to feed on God's words.
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