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Alternate Toolpost - Toolholder:

Made from a scrapped gooseneck, part of an automotive towbar.

Showing the (towbar) gooseneck & the two pieces sawn from it.

Original holes just got included in the final items.

 I can use from 1/4" to 1"-sq tooling (by using or not using the packing piece).

The piece on the left was bored out to fit on the topslide.  A step made to accommodate different thickness tooling.  Finally machined to same dimensions as square on top of the compound slide.  Ignore the hole shape, it's just a relic (hole) from it's 'towbar' days.
The second piece of plate, was machined to shape & size, a hole bored (until it hole was smooth - original tow ball hole).  A 1" piece of 1-1/4" bar was machined to fit the hole, 1/2" long. This was then pressed into the flat plate section, until fully engaged.  A hole then drilled & tapped for the adjusting bolt to be installed.

The completed unit is shown here, in place on the topslide, including a bit of packing & the lock-down lever.

Fabricated Dog Drive Plate:

Both the Dog-plate & the faceplate were made from 3" bar & a couple of homemade weightlifting weights (steel 'biscuits').

I had to make this small faceplate / dog-plate first, so I could use it to make a full-size faceplate - It was the largest I could machine on the smaller, Advance lathe.

It's made by welding a section of round bar into a 1" thick piece of steel plate, boring & threading the centre to fit on the Ta Shing 'nose' (2" x 8-t.p.i., Whitworth form).

Slots were milled as shown - 4 enclosed slots to use as a faceplate & 2 long slots for driving lathe dogs.

The weld might look a bit rough, but I have no doubts it'll be strong enough.  The unit is welded on both sides of the plate.

Of course, always do all the welding, then all the machining - welding will cause distortion, that can then be machined out.

Fabricated Faceplate:

The large (9") faceplate during facing off.

It's made by welding a section of round bar into a 1-1/4" thick piece of steel plate, boring & threading the centre to fit on the Ta Shing 'nose'.

Note: new toolpost / toolholder visible in foreground - I prefer this style to the 4-tool toolpost that came with it - more versatile.

A close-up of the machined face, ready to have slots milled into it.

Looking at it from the side, screwed onto the nose of the lathe.

I found that 'stick' welding (MMA) was far superior to gasless MIG on steel this thick - maybe it's just me, maybe I'm just not practiced enough with gasless MIG yet.