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BROCKWOOD

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Several people told me not to dismiss the Van Norman 7 1/2" Dividing Head. So, when I made an offer on ebay? I won. It came with a tailstock - but shy 2 indexing plates, a few bolts, etc. Show off / document yours here! I was missing 1 of the nuts that allow rotation between the base (mount) the main body. I happened to have 1 that is large enough to require the same size wrench to loosen / tighten as the other 2 stock nuts! Gonna need a spring clip to hold the indexing plate on. Also need a screw to have a complete set of 3 for mounting the indexing plate. So I ordered those in a longer length. The simple indexing plate also uses 10-32 screws in a longer length - but with a slotted head ........... I'll switch those to allen head while I'm at it.

On arrival, mine didn't have a proper backlash. It was repainted all together. Some disassembly was required. Now the backlash is minimal & she rotates beautifully! Needed parts are anxiously waiting their turn on the lathe! Show & share what you have!

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Jason Annen

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My 7.5" is complete. I made a fixture to clone the DH plates, it's a time consuming process though. Chances are you won't be able to find them.
 

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I have a few options for making them. I am certain they will be time consuming though.
 

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I found the 47 - 66 plate. Offered just more than I care to pay - but less than 1/2 BIN. I can make em for myself before I pay what some sell for.
 
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