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    mini lathe indexing system

    Hello again guys,

    Been thinking about doing this for some time. I'm always on the lookout for stuff to make stuff out of, well one day I picked up 2 brother industrial sewing machines and a motor. The machines yielded some nice bits and pieces but the motor sat under my feet for about 3 months. I offered it to several friends but no-one wanted it, got bored one day and decided to strip it. To my surprise it had a clutch in it, went Hmm then chucked it next to my lathe for another 2 months I recon. It was just the right size for an indexing wheel, I mean it was already round and had a hole in the middle, bonus. The hole fits exactly over the lathe spindle, sits flat and centered, no modifying required, talk about arsie (aussie slang for dumb luck) so heres the result.

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    cheers till next time

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    Ingenious design and workmanship, Steveohdee!
    Great use of those "It'll come in handy" pieces just lying around in the shop, the odd bits that you just can't throw away.
    Enuff of those all over the place, then luck suddenly hits you, and all those pieces comes together organically, almost by themselves...

    Providence hasn't yet gifted me with your "Magic Wand" engraving skills though, I'm having a hard time even holding a stamp with all my thumbs.

    Cheers, Johan

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    Yeah , great !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYSwede View Post
    Ingenious design and workmanship, Steveohdee!
    Great use of those "It'll come in handy" pieces just lying around in the shop, the odd bits that you just can't throw away.
    Enuff of those all over the place, then luck suddenly hits you, and all those pieces comes together organically, almost by themselves...

    Providence hasn't yet gifted me with your "Magic Wand" engraving skills though, I'm having a hard time even holding a stamp with all my thumbs.

    Cheers, Johan
    Haha thanks Johan, the other day I had a hard rubbish pickup booked & when I tossed a couple of boxes out had to go thru them again just to be sure I won't need any of it, rather difficult. Cheers mate

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    Really great use of salvaged parts Stevohdee. The freehand engraving is superb, I have tried it a few times and mine generally looks like a horses arse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
    Really great use of salvaged parts Stevohdee. The freehand engraving is superb, I have tried it a few times and mine generally looks like a horses arse.
    LOL thanks Tony, many people try to use the engraving hand piece like they write. Have a close look at my hand in the video. The thumb and first finger grips the machine and the last 3 fingers are flat and act like an anchor to oppose the force of the burr. It's a bit awkward and somewhat unnatural @ first but that's the trick, cheers

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    Thanks Stevohdee! We've added your Mini Lathe Indexing System to our Lathe Accessories category,
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    Congratulations Stevohdee - your Mini Lathe Indexing System is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    This was a difficult week to win, with many excellent tools. Clever re-purposing of sewing machine parts!

    Some more nice picks from this week:

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    Stevohdee - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. You'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    This is your 4th Homemade Tool of the Week win. Congratulations and well done.

    Here are all of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools:



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    Your engraving was unbelievable, than again your time spent with the hack saw was something else.

    Ralph

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    Thanks Ralph, not sure what u mean about hacksaw, would you like to see more or less? There's a joke here somewhere... Cheers

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