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    Default A Different QC Toolpost

    Was browsing the web last night and stumbled on a different style of QCTP. Thought it might be of interest to some people here.

    QC_ToolP1.jpg

    There is a higher resolution image here; http://classicbikenut.com/index.php/its-a-hercus/

    Looks to be a very simple thing to make - I can see a couple of possible improvements already although they would add some complexity.

    Findlay.

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    Looks like a simplified copy of a multifix. I would have made it with an octagonal center post though, with the hex using a boring bar could be an issue. Octagonal makes a lot of sense actually, how many times would you really need the 9deg steps of the multifix and instead just use either 0, 45 or 90?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ueee View Post
    how many times would you really need the 9deg steps of the multifix and instead just use either 0, 45 or 90?
    Lots
    Well "it depends" as always. If you're making a few of something its handy to be able to have different angles without moving the post and losing the angles of all the other tools. Though as someone pointed out to me last night.... more choice of angles more likely to screw things up. Still no free lunch it seems lol

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    Default qctp

    looks good.
    id have to agree stu.

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