Model Engineer Workshop : Cross slide copier

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dazz
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Joined: Sat 19 Aug , 2006 11:31 am
Hardware/Software: Viceroy TDS 1/1GB lathe, Imperial, stripped down and rebuilt.
Viceroy Taper/Tracer attachment, Shop made cross slide tracer attachment, VSD.
Location: New Zealand

Model Engineer Workshop : Cross slide copier

Post by dazz » Mon 22 Apr , 2013 5:13 am

Hi

The No. 202 May 2013 edition of Model Engineer Workshop magazine includes an article on a copier attachment for a Denford Viceroy lathe (but easily adaptible to any other lathe).

If you already have a Denford copy/taper attachment, this is an easy accessory to make and adds useful capability.

If you don’t have the Denford copy/taper attachment, it would be straight forward to reproduce both attachments.

If the lathe looks familiar, it’s probably because you have seen it on this forum.
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Dazz

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Posts: 232
Joined: Sat 19 Aug , 2006 11:31 am
Hardware/Software: Viceroy TDS 1/1GB lathe, Imperial, stripped down and rebuilt.
Viceroy Taper/Tracer attachment, Shop made cross slide tracer attachment, VSD.
Location: New Zealand

Re: Model Engineer Workshop : Cross slide copier

Post by dazz » Wed 20 May , 2020 10:36 am

Hi
Attached are some photos that show a cross slide copier attachment. This is designed to copy the profile of a template onto the end of a bar. This is something that cannot be done with the factory copy attachment. I have used parts of the factory copier to make the cross slide version, but nothing that could not be reproduced in the home work shop.

Dazz
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Photo 5 template bar.jpg
Shows how the bar that holds the template is fastened to the lathe.
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Photo 9.jpg
The top slide rotated away to show a template in place.
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Photo 10 stylus following the template.jpg
A template is bolted to a drilled flat bar and the roller follower controls the tool path.
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010.jpg
The pieces that replace the screw and add a roller follower.
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IMG_2432.JPG
An overview of the end profile copy attachment.
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Regards

Dazz

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