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Online Jo

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2013, 10:57:14 AM »
Nice :ThumbsUp:

Like Dave I also seem to have a multitude of standards: 5C, ER32, BCA,  W12, 200DA  :lolb: If you only have one you are lucky  ;)

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #61 on: November 27, 2013, 11:06:46 AM »
Thanks Dave and Jo

I also have 8mm and ER25 collets. I want to get a bigger lathe that can take 5C collets with a draw tube, but I have some workshop moves in my future and maybe I'll move some distance; so I'm holding off on buying anything heavy. Actually I have a self imposed machine buying ban on, which is tough  :'(

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #62 on: November 27, 2013, 11:12:55 AM »
Sorry to hear that Steve....you can never have too many tools.....but definitely too many collets!.... :lolb:

I have W20 also...and a few 8mm...but they're odd balls.

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #63 on: November 27, 2013, 11:15:42 AM »
but I have some workshop moves in my future  :o and maybe I'll move some distance  :o  :o; ..... Actually I have a self imposed machine buying ban on  :'(,

Steve

I have only had to move my workshop once and I hired a company that did professional workshop moving.

:hellno: Never again, however nice the fella enticement is :disappointed:, never again  :ShakeHead:

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2013, 11:48:19 AM »
Too many collets is not a bad way to be though Dave :) Problem is I'm having a hard time thinking of what tools I really need that I don't have these days. It's not the same when a new purchase doesn't transform your workshop capabilities.

My workshop is a hell of a lot more move friendly than yours Jo. I could always resort to selling my milling machine, I want a bigger one. If I get really desperate I'll sell my shaper too. Anyways I'll have to wait and see what happens with my job here. One way or another I'm going to find a permenent location with workshop, in the next 12 months or so. If I sell machines I'm replacing them with something better  :DrinkPint:

Steve


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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2013, 11:56:07 AM »
I hear you Steve...I'm finding that in some respects "Less is more".   I don't have  a lot of room (11'4" x 18')   so I need to economize.   So at the moment, I'm thinking systems.... I need to promote synergy between the lathes/mills I have.....and adapt to more time effective methods.    This little gadget looks to be a winner in my book...it would seem that Arnold thinks so too..... 8)

Thanks for taking the time and effort to post it bud! :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #66 on: November 27, 2013, 12:36:54 PM »
Hi

               I do like to see guys re enthused, it is so easy to be distracted these days, there always seems to something needing fixing. I was talking to an engineering friend about some little domestic item that had loose screw, he said that will have to wait till my son comes round. I said can't you fix it, he said I have no tools, if you have tools you get jobs.  Now your projects resurrected it coming on really well.
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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #67 on: November 27, 2013, 01:16:15 PM »
  Very nicely done Steve. I'm sure it will be boon to your workshop.
 Filed away fro future use.

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #68 on: November 27, 2013, 04:35:26 PM »
Nice job Steve!
I also like your ball handle tooling; looks like it makes an easy job of it.

Dave

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #69 on: November 27, 2013, 04:36:06 PM »
Nicely Done Steve  :ThumbsUp: - that will come in handy.

I hope things go well with your planning - it's a bummer to be left in a "What's going to happen? " position.

Someone recently asked me what I'm going to do when I move one day...  Told them in no uncertain terms that unless something catastrophic happens requiring a move, I'm going to stay put and hopefully retire in my current house.

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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2013, 08:18:20 PM »
Nice handle Steve I like it. My I make a suggestion, that you pin the bottom once you have it aligned on your cross slide. Make it removable in case you want to put it at an angle. Hope things work out for you with moving.


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Re: Simple Dividing Head
« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2013, 12:56:26 AM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone

Arnold - I like the sound of your plan. Think I need to arrange things that way.

Don - that's a good suggestion. I'll put it down as a get around to it job.

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Steve