1" OD steel stock is drilled and tapped to A shoulder is cut
The 1" OD steel is cut to a length of 1". I originally drilled a 1/4" hole and inserted an alignment
pin. I don't think the alignment pin is necessary since
the cutter can be aligned as shown in the next pics.
To set the cutter I just swing the ball cutter from left to right until the cutter just reaches each edge.
With the cross slide I slowly start working towards As the cross slide is worked in the ball is formed.
the center taking light cuts left and right.
Once finished with the ball cutter I reattach the tool Completed 1" ball !!!
post and clean up a little around the threaded shoulder.
For now Future mod
For concave cuts you just move
the toolpost / cutter towards the lathe chuck as shown on the left.
I plan on adding another insert to to the toolpost as shown on the right.
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