Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Machining

SFT Search:   
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-25-2006, 04:27 PM
irnsrgn's Avatar
irnsrgn irnsrgn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: nebr.
Posts: 180
Talking I'm a Cheap Skate LOL

I am a cheap skate about buying something I can make. A friend gave me a couple of heavy fabricated angle plates. I drilled and tapped them full of 3/8 threaded holes in the bridgeport and then during a real slow time, I made my own Indexer to bolt to them.

I saw a need for a dividing head one winter, SO, I adapted the indexer to be used as a dividing head. I did borrow a friend indexer to drill my own plates.

I love making tools.

You will notice a steady rest in the picture, I have a set of blocks on my mill the same height as the bottom of my vice that I bolt the steady rest to when I have to work on a shaft that is longer than my table and use an old 6 inch lathe chuck on the headstock.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	indexer 02.jpg
Views:	736
Size:	39.2 KB
ID:	17723   Click image for larger version

Name:	dividing head 01.jpg
Views:	666
Size:	38.0 KB
ID:	17724   Click image for larger version

Name:	dividing head 02.jpg
Views:	591
Size:	39.3 KB
ID:	17725  
__________________
Knowledge must be shared or it lies dead in the mind.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-25-2006, 05:04 PM
Cavalry's Avatar
Cavalry Cavalry is offline
Below Wholesale
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Evil Empire State
Posts: 9,017
Default

thats outstanding !


great idea with the steady rest.....never would have thought to use one on the end of the dividing head
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-25-2006, 06:58 PM
LW Hiway's Avatar
LW Hiway LW Hiway is offline
Lord of the Minions
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Indian Bayou and Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 21,320
Default

irnsrgn, it must be darn near impossible to fill all those tiny holes/imperfections back up.

That looks to be time consuming work.

Well done.

LW
__________________
God, if you would grant me one request through Prayer, please help me be the Man my Dog thinks I am. Please.

Quoting "The Hunt". "A man will walk into hell with both eyes and arms wide open. His dog will know better."

I never thought I'd live long enough to become a grumpy old bastard. Here I am, killing it!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.