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willthedancer

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I don't know about you, but the cheesy cross slide dial on my Clausing/Atlas lathe was inadequate. Now it reads diameter instead of depth, and is 3" in diameter instead of an inch. Stainless is nice too.

How about splines? This was for the input shaft on my rock crusher. An automotive clutch was used, and a spline was necessary.

Making parts for the lathe, and using the lathe to make parts for the shaper....


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Amazing what can be done with a small shaper. Did you cut the graduations moving the ram by hand? Or were you really brave and did them under power!

George
 

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Under power, but I have a freq drive and full control. A couple of scratches was enough each time. Wish I had a better handle on stamping the numbers.
 

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Nice video thanks for sharing!

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Whats that your making?

Cheers Phil
 

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I'm whipping up a multi position shaper tool holder for 1/4" bits. Always wanted one, and don't have the shekels for it right now.

Material is 4140A. I'll harden and deep temper it before having a friend Parkerize it. Should be a nice tool.

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Under power, but I have a freq drive and full control. A couple of scratches was enough each time. Wish I had a better handle on stamping the numbers.
Stamping the numbers so that they look professional is near impossible; I did a dial like that and engraved the numbers with my Gorton 3-U engraver, using a forming guide to engrave the numbers on the curvature of the dial; the roll attachment can also be used to achieve the desired result. The engraver can also be used to engrave the graduations, a stepped stop being used to limit the travel of the style to make the 3 different length lines usually seen on dials.
 
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