Author Topic: DIY tangential tool | Diamond Tool Holder and plans in video description  (Read 1063 times)

Offline celsoari

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How i made my tangential tool / Diamond Tool Holder:



Greetings from Brazil

Offline mattinker

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celsoari,

Interesting and usefull! I have my own left and right cutting versions of the same, the right hand version has become my go to right hand lathe tool. mine are made in a very different way, video of the left hand tool being edited at the moment!

Cheers, Matthew

Offline SwarfnStuff

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Great to see your version.
    These are great, specially because of ease of sharpening / grinding. Also my go to tool but my holders (Left and Right) were bought from Eccentric Engineering a few years back.
 
    I'm not sure they make the small holder any more - at least not identical to mine of 5 years or so back.

   John B
Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)

Offline awemawson

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I remember these coming out semi-commercially many years back, made by a chap in Australia if I remember correctly. Probably in the late 80's or early '90s. I always intended to make one, so well done - you did!

I suspect I dropped the idea when I went over almost exclusively to index-able tooling. But the tangential ones are a very clever idea, especially as they are so easy to re-grind back to sharp after that oops moment!
Andrew Mawson
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Offline SwarfnStuff

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Andrew and all,
    Yep and they are still being made here in OZ by the same chap although the originals were designed by another Australian as far as I know. Not cheap but really good stuff.

  Anyway, here's the web site for Eccentric Engineering for those interested.
  https://eccentricengineering.com.au/

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John B
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Offline mattinker

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John B

The Australian who invented the tangential tool holder wax Freeby Bergerp. Wgen I started to think about making one there wasn't a lot of tnformation about. Now it's quite easy to find on the web.

Regards, Matthew

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It seems that Freeby Berger was an American and was making his toolholders before the Australian version.

I like the versions on this website, 

http://www.twoofthem.org/richardsshop/RichardsShop/Freeby.html


Offline PekkaNF

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Ifanger (swiaa) and Komet (German/swedish?/Usa?)) have been makin that sorts of tools pretty long.

https://www.ifanger.com/system-ifanger-86.html

Could not find the picure of Comet tool, but style lokeed like 1940s.

I don't know who made the first and where, but I have seen that type of tools on pretty old books and some still pop out on ebay etc.


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Ah well,
     I did say, "as far as I know" before the bit about the tool development by an Australian.
   So I stand corrected.

Whoever was first it is still a great tool for ease of grinding and use but there often comes a time where we might need to grind our own tool to suit a particular job. Something I have yet to get anywhere proficient at.

John B

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The Australian inventor of the tangential tool holder was a gentleman called Des Burke from Melbourne. Borriss

Offline mattinker

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The Australian inventor of the tangential tool holder was a gentleman called Des Burke from Melbourne. Borriss

Oooops, getting my Burkes and my Bergers mixed up!