Steve Bedair's
9 x 20 Lathe Site
Longview , Texas
    10 -2002
Ball Turning Toolpost
Harbor Freight 9 x 20 Lathe
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The base is 4" x 4" x 1/2" aluminum. ( I didn't have any steel plate on hand )
The base has a recess that allows the body to sit flush on the base.

     4" x 4" x 1/2" aluminum plate and the center marked             Using the 4 jaw chuck the center is drilled to 3/8".

                     A few thousands taken of the face.                                 A recess was bored for the shoulder of the body
                                                                                                          to fit in.

                              Completed  base                                               This is the bottom side of the base. I used a 3/8
                                                                                                      countersunk allenhead bolt for attach the body.
                                                                                                      The top of the bolt needs to be flush with the base.
                                                                                                      The bolt length was ground to achieve a tight fit
                                                                                                      while allowing the body and base to rotate freely.

                   Base and body. On the body there is a slight                                            Assembled
                   recess (.010")  to hold grease.
           I applied a thin layer of grease before assembling.

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Building Pics 1
Getting Started
Building Pics 2
The base
Building Pics 3
The cutter
Using The
Ball Cutter
9 x 20 Projects
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