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    Simple Indexing on a Metal Lathe !

    Here's a great way to index on your metal lathe!


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    Thanks winkys workshop! We've added your Lathe Indexing Fixture to our Measuring and Marking category,
    as well as to your builder page: winkys workshop's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Winkeys Workshop,
    Nice simple indexing unit! Thanks for posting.
    I like the pictures although I don’t have the patience for watching videos.
    Dick


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    they tell me i have to be approved ??????

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    Great idea sir. I saw this video when you posted it and I do have to say I like your style and delivery. Great job.

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    If you ground the locking pinto a flat wedge, then turned it 90 degrees and notched it, you could double the number of divisions by being able to locate on the tooth or in the groove between the teeth.

    This how-to reminds me that I have an old flex-plate from a Nissan laying around. Upon looking it up it turns out to be a 120 tooth ring gear which would give an excellent number of usable divisions with plenty of resolution on my 12" lathe. Flex plates are a fairly inexpensive source for large gears if you find one with the right number of teeth.


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