Steve Bedair's
9 x 20 Lathe Site
Gladewater , Texas

Bob Bickerton's
Lathe Ball/Radius  Turning Tool

I have a Myford and a Cummins mini-lathe and saw on John Moran's site  his mini-lathe version of your ball/radius turning attachment for your 9x20. I made one like his for the mini-lathe and, after viewing your site, decided I could modify it more like yours and use it on both the Myford and the mini-lathe. I've made your modification (two cutting inserts) to allow easier concave turning and have bolted a small piece of 0.5" wide ruler to the tool holder to allow setting of the radius by 1/64 inch increments. I can turn a ball 2" OD. It works great and the addition of the ruler makes it easy to set radius.

Very nice work Bob, I really like the ruler !
Thanks for the pic & keep up the great work,


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