Here's a great way to index on your metal lathe!
Nice simple indexing unit! Thanks for posting.
I like the pictures although I don’t have the patience for watching videos.
Links to some of my plans:
http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...383#post110340 MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/q...849#post119345 QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...949#post119893 MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION
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.
Post your reply!
Join 42,532 of us and get 500+ tool plans, tool eBooks, build guides, and much more.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)