Quick-Change Tool Post wrench-optional nut

The top nut on my lathe’s quick-change toolpost was a normal nut that required a wrench, and I found that inconvenient. So I made my own nut that takes a handle that can be moved to six positions, but can still use a wrench just in case I over-tighten it and need a little extra help to loosen it.


Nicely done. :wrench:

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New iteration. Wrench flats are taller. Handle sockets are through instead of blind, and what you can’t see is that the bottom hides a needle bearing set so that tightening the top nut doesn’t turn the tool post. I’ve been finding that I do appreciate the ability to move the handle depending on what I’m working on. Still really only prototype quality, but that might be good enough for the forseeable future.

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