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    Easy way to index on a metal lathe

    Here's a simple way to index on any lathe.



    The indexing disc can be held in place with a few small magnets if using a lathe with a screw on chuck or collets.

    Cheers Rob
    Last edited by xynudu; 04-09-2018 at 04:37 PM.

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    Nice little bit of ingenuity. In such a case at least equals what a tiny rotary table would do, but not as conveniently! I'm sold on the idea.
    For a laugh, watch this with captions on...the program labels "Applause' when the spindle starts, 'Music' with drilling, and something about 'have a go at Carol'.
    Poor Carol somewhere is in for a lot of attention and no clue why!

    Frank S reports the text read, "harvest carol"......either way Carol's gonna be busy!
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    harvest carol, is what AI saw but even listening wirth head phones didn't hear clearly may be some local term or CC misinterpretation
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    Used to have only the Arabic channels on my TV in Kuwait till I got satellite with the English subtitles seen some really funny phrases that would make no sense at all
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    Friggin' EXCELLENT!!
    I have a Dremel tool holder for the lathe already.
    Thank You!!

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    Very simple and amazing.

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    Rob,

    This is an "easy peasy lemon squeezy" approach to a simple indexing method with the lathe. Thanks for sharing the technique and the source for drawing the index discs.

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    It doesn't get any easier than this.

    Glad to share it.

    Cheers Rob

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    Hi
    Thank you
    This is why I like this site great helpful ideas.
    I can see many possibilities for this template method.
    I think I would use it as an indicator on a rotary table for start and finish angles so I do not have to count the turns of the handle (and think to much lol). Once near the printed marks just revert to the rotary table dial to accurately finish rotation position. Hope this makes sense.
    The Home Engineer
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    Another method is use a strip of paper or tape wrapped tightly around the chuck. Cut the paper at precisely the correct length. Layout the required divisions with it flat. Then put it back on the chuck and secure with magnets or tape.

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