These are a few photos of my lathe toolpost which is fitted to my Harrison L6 lathe. It is home made and provides a much more rigid mounting for tools than any commercial toolpost I have experienced. It has the advantages of ease of construction, accurate adjustment both for height and angle and is inexpensive to make. It is also possible to make a number of interchangeable tool blocks in which tools could be left set at their appropriate heights.
This shows a general view of the toolpost in use taking a fairly heavy roughing cut on a 2" steel bar. The post itself is bolted firmly onto the topslide by the large nut at the top and the toolblock is clamped to the post by the large nut to the right hand side. The knurled knob is the top of the height adjusting screw.
Another view of the toolpost showing the pinchbolt and sawcut in the block.
A final view showing the toolblock removed from the post. This also shows the recess in the underside of the toolblock and the 'foot' on the post together with the adjusting screw (which in this case bears against the flange of the post foot) and the sawcut and adjusting bolt.
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