I built a large one a while back and it is a bit large for my mini mill and definitely too large for the Sherline.
So I built a small one using 3/8" aluminum for the base and table and 1/4" aluminum for the side plates.
I have drilled holes in the table to match the tooling that I may need to mount. Most holes are 10-32 tapped.
There are a couple of 1/4-20. Two for the 4" rotary table (Import) and two more to secure the table in the milling
vise so I could mill the table square.
Prints are included with all dimensions except the holes in the base that are used to fasten the side plates to it.
There are two 10-32 holes at the bottom of the side plates for fixing to the edge that are drilled and tapped on the center of the base.
Two more 10-32 holes in the edge of the table for the pivot and angle slot.
Pictures show the alignment of the tilting table to the base or bottom plate.
If you are building one make sure that the holes in the table will work for your tooling. I have left a lot of space on mine
so it can be custom drilled and tapped in the future.
Last edited by jjr2001; 01-07-2019 at 11:14 AM.
Came out nice JR.
I like the versatility, not to much you couldn't do with this attachment, great work
Mighty fine build JR! Super versatile and really liked your engraving stamping work on the tilt posts! Not much you can't do with that and open enough for more if need be! Great Build and write up with plans too!
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Nifty tooling jjr2001. Being able to generate an axis different than work may have started [by not dismounting] on is a huge plus. So I'll add this, best reference method of all, unaffected by a change in planes, the 'tooling ball'. Easily incorporated into projects, they and a little simple math are infallible. I use .250 diameter shanks most often, because hole leaves enough material to machine into finished size.
I won't make any recommendations of suppliers, too expensive for casual [non-deductible lol] use. All mine came from online auctions; where anxious pickers scooped stuff they have little experience with. Yes, I'll caper folks of that type. Especially when they ask help identifying their haul. If, while hunting iron, I can drive by yard sales of muu-muus, kids toys, kitchen plastics, and pressed wood furniture; they can develop expertise as well.
By the way, SoCal was a haven for tools, populated by its immense group of machinists. Next to zero in my current locale; but I knew that. Soon, [insert sweating emoji here] will capitalize on that 'only game in town' scenario.
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
Thanks TM, interesting reference to the tooling ball. I have been looking for some for a while and
just found these on the bay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jergens-1-4...72.m2749.l2649
At only 10 bucks they are about inexpensive as I have seen.
Good video on using them by Joe Pieczyinski
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