Solid tool post mount for SB1001 CNC lathe conversion

Solid tool post mount for SB1001 CNC lathe conversion

A solid tool post mount is made to replace the compound on a SouthBend SB1001 lathe CNC conversion. This done to improve rigidity and range of tool sizes available on an Aloris AXA quick change tool post. Since converting the lathe to CNC, the compound is rarely used and it’s lack of rigidity has created problems.

Solid tool post mounts of others who provided inspiration:
Robin Renzetti’s design that inspired everyone.
Rivers Company’s (Vik Rivers) 3d printed integrated tool post and cross slide design.
Stefan Gotteswinter’s design.

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