Here’s a set of plans for a handy Die Holder that fits any lathe with a #3 Morse Taper tailstock.
The aluminum body of the die holder holds the die perpendicular to the axis of the spindle rotation and rotates freely around a steel shaft firmly inserted into the tailstock. This ensures that your part is threaded perfectly.
Here’s a picture of the Die Holder with a 1.5″ die inserted:
Here’s a picture of the Die Holder flipped 180 degrees with a 1″ die inserted:
I created the plans myself using Autodesk Inventor. It was my first attempt using the software, and my first time drawing up plans for the machine trade – so if there are any errors please let me know and I’ll do my best to fix them.
Here are the plans (in PDF format):
MT3_Die_Holder_-_1.0_to_1.5_Inch.pdf (999.4 KiB, 3,205 downloads)
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