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    Thanks Eaglewood! We've added your Digital Dividing Head to our Machining category,
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    Thanks Eaglewood! We've added your Dividing Head Locking Mechanism to our Machining category,
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    How'd I miss this? A digital indexer's been on my list for ages; with confession building one hadn't surfaced. Anything Haas or FANUC is $3-6000 used.
    I'm not literate in Arduino, besides knowing their capabilities are extensive. This looks like a perfect launch to new skills.
    First will be the spindle. Something patterned along line of a toolroom lathe, threaded outside/ 5C inside. Chucks are nice, but collets have far less obstruction for short parts.
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    TM51,

    There are several great Arduino projects for making a digital indexers. This is on by Herb Blar .


    Another very detailed project for an article at Home Model Engine Machinist that looks promising. It is entitled "Arduino Rotary Table for Dummies" and just what I wanted with step by step instructions (see https://www.homemodelenginemachinist...dummies.26744/ ). This is the project I want to work on because of the included programming.

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    Paul

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    You are right, a 5c spindle would be more accurate and vesitile but I am cheap so I used a spindle from a hanger queen that I had��. Been using it a lot and seems to work very well. I just made a new index ring for my tool grinder and the slots are within .0005.
    Dick


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