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    Indexing Fixture

    I built this fixture for the sole purpose of making some Module Gears for an older packaging machine, The gears are #3 Module with 30 teeth, The gears are like $450.00 each from OEM. So I gave a price and got the job.

    When I had my business a few years back I had a dividing head and all that great stuff for indexing and so on, When I sold my business all that stuff went with it. Instead of buying all that over again I decided to make this fixture just for gears and things of that nature that require indexing.

    The arbor I made for it has a 1.000" diameter end with a 1"-14 thread for securing anything with a 1.000" hole, Later on I'm going to make another arbor that I can put my 4" 3-jaw chuck on.

    I have quiet a few #1 Module gears that I use for the indexing, These gears are new, Like I said I have a ton of them, So Indexing will not be an issue, I'll be using a #1 Module 30 tooth gear for this application.

    Both arbor supports are split on one side to aid in clamping the arbor tightly after indexing

    I built the entire unit from 1" thick C.R.S Flat, There are 2 reamed holes in the plate for two 5/8" dowel pins which locate the fixture on the mill table and two 9/16" holes as well for clamping the plate down with T-Nuts.

    In my next thread I'll show the R8 shank gear cutter arbor that I will make, Plus the gear being cut

    I think it came out pretty good, I'm thinking about painting the fixture with grey hammered paint but that hasn't been decided yet, I like the ground finish to so it's going to be a toss up.

    Below are some photos
    As always thanks for looking and happy machining

    Doug

    Indexing Fixture-100_0823.jpg

    Above photo of all the ground plates

    Indexing Fixture-indexingpinhousing.jpg

    Above is a photo of the indexing pin housing

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    Above showing the indexing configuration

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    Assembled

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    Above photo showing the locating pins
    Last edited by rossbotics; 03-19-2016 at 07:40 PM.
    Comments are always welcome

    Doug

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    Beautiful, simple design and workmanship Doug! I always appreciated that you add CAD drawings associated with a build. Thank you for sharing...Terrific! Looking forward to the R8 arbor. ~PJ
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    Doug, nice design and workmanship. All the great photos, description and drawings makes it easier to understand the tool. Thank you, Paul Jones

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    Thanks Doug! I've added your Indexing Fixture to our Machining category, as well as to your builder page: rossbotics' Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Great Work , I am kind of a self taught beginner in the machining - can you possibly have those plans in a PDF format ? I would luv to try and make one my self and see if I can come even close to your quality machine work . Thanks, Mike (shootur44)

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    Great Work , I am kind of a self taught beginner in the machining - can you possibly have those plans in a PDF format ? I would luv to try and make one my self and see if I can come even close to your quality machine work . Thanks, Mike (shootur44)

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    Thanks for the compliment Mike
    All you have to do is right click each drawing or picture and save it

    Thanks Again

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    Comments are always welcome

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    Hi Doug,

    Congratulations - your Indexing Fixture is 'Tool of the Week'!

    Just confirm your email address (via PM), and I'll get a $25 gift card out to you. You can do GiftRocket, PayPal, Amazon, or bitcoin if you like.

    Nice work on being our first 6-Time Tool of the Week winner!

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    Congrats Doug! An inspiring body of work you've shared. Think I see the golden tool box in your future. ~PJ
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    If it is possible I would love to see a set of drawings on this Magnificent little index... any chance?

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