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Thread: Endmill cutter sharpener/grinder using 5C Spin Indexer

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    Lightbulb Endmill cutter sharpener/grinder using 5C Spin Indexer

    My 1st entry here on this very informative site.

    I need some help on building the above.

    The key components I have are:
    5C Spin Indexer
    240 volt AC Motor with 14mm shaft (flange mountable)

    My workshop is well equipped - End mill, mini lathe, various electric tools.

    I would be happy to receive advice on alternatives to using my motor.

    Thank you.

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    Following this thread. Looks to be an interesting one!

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    I would suggest a search for Arduino indexing head, Chuck Fellowes put one together and posted it on several forums that cover all a spin indexer will do plus.
    I have all the electronics purchased but have not had the time to put it together what with the Honey Dooos and converting my mill to CNC.
    The indexing head is the only way to go IMHO.
    Bill in SE Idaho
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    Electronic Dividing Head using the Arduino - Home Model Engine Machinist

    Here is the link, I think you will find this helpful and very interesting to say the least.
    Bill in SE Idaho


    Quote Originally Posted by digitalis49 View Post
    My 1st entry here on this very informative site.

    I need some help on building the above.

    The key components I have are:
    5C Spin Indexer
    240 volt AC Motor with 14mm shaft (flange mountable)

    My workshop is well equipped - End mill, mini lathe, various electric tools.

    I would be happy to receive advice on alternatives to using my motor.

    Thank you.
    Bill in SE Idaho, Given enough incentive and proper motivation anything can be fixed

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    Woa! That looks very complicated. I just want to sharpen my cutters.

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    Sorry Bill, I neglected to thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalis49 View Post
    Woa! That looks very complicated. I just want to sharpen my cutters.
    No its not complicated at all, Chuck did all the work and programing all you have to do is put the tinker toys together With that indexer you can sharpen all the cutting edges not just the end, not to metion all the other jobs you can use it for, engraving tic marks, gears, splines, and the list goes on & on.
    Bill in SE Idaho
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    Thanks, again, Bill.
    Ok, I will take a serious look into this.

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    Perhaps this is more like what you are looking for?
    Shop our G9887 - End Mill Grinding Fixture at Grizzly.com

    Edit:
    Or perhaps this is what you are looking for
    the second link is the one I was looking for but couldn't find at the time
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    Thanks for the links. Yes, I have seen this video and it is very good and I do propose to emulate this method. I am, however, looking for a way to also incorporate the sharpening of the ends of the endmill.
    Again, thank you.

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