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    Tailstock drill chuck,,, you probably have one already

    was looking for a way to drill through bullet heads for pens, and while messing with my drill press I realised the drill chuck is on a morse taper , this was quickly removed and taken to my loft to try it on my lathe (axminster) and it fits on both the tailstock and headstock, so now all I have to do is find another chuck with the same taper and I can drill on my lathe,
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    I'd be a bit careful with that though as being morse taper it's held only by pressure and several things can happen, unless you can fix it with a draw bar.

    * The chuck is likely to come loose in the taper as there is no counter pressure when the drill breaks through or is withdrawn so it will either snag on the drill bit,a common factor when drilling brass, and will spin in the taper possibly causing damage or will come out and maybe even break the drill which can be dangerous.

    Worth wearing a heavy glove in case you need to grab the thing though not advising that either. It's almost an instinctive reaction though.

    Better spending some cash on a scroll chuck than a second drill chuck imo.

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    I use a collet chuck on my headstock and drill chuck in the tail stock......works for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by flexi View Post
    I use a collet chuck on my headstock and drill chuck in the tail stock......works for me
    Totally agree a long as you re not stupid and realise the possibilities of trouble ,,,trouble can be avoided
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray7756 View Post
    Totally agree a long as you re not stupid and realise the possibilities of trouble ,,,trouble can be avoided
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    Have I misunderstood your post Ray?
    The way I read it was that you want to use a morse taper drill chuck in both ends of the lathe.

    I use a scroll chuck with pen jaws fitted in the headstock and morse taper drill chuck in the tail which is by far my preferred method of drilling.
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    I think Ray was specificaly refferring to drilling bullets.....not pen blanks......
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    Hi Bob no misunderstanding , unless I can pick up a cheap self centring chuck, the plan is to drill bullets to make bullet pen using 2x morse taper chucks, I know its not ideal but as long as you make sure each taper is well fitted and you don't rush things it will be fine, I would NOT recommend anyone else try this(that's my ass covered)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray7756 View Post
    Hi Bob no misunderstanding , unless I can pick up a cheap self centring chuck, the plan is to drill bullets to make bullet pen using 2x morse taper chucks, I know its not ideal but as long as you make sure each taper is well fitted and you don't rush things it will be fine, I would NOT recommend anyone else try this(that's my ass covered)

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    OK I stand by my initial post then Ray, just watch your digits matey.

    I drill the bullet cases held in the pen jaws of my scroll chuck but if you ain't got one then you make do. I'd probably do the same TBH even though I know the risks. had a few close calls doing stupid things, managed to put a 90mm nail through a finger with a Paslode gas nail gun - don't ask.
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    Bob I bet I have done more stupid chance taking things than you could imagine
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