I've been thinking of making a Sparey style dividing head but in true Madmodder spirit I don't feel tied to the drawings but the concept of using lathe change wheels for dividing will be used.
One of the ideas that had occurred to me was to use the lathe banjo for setting up gear trains rather than making a dedicated part.
Today's idea came to me when I was tidying up and came across the lathe leadscrew bracket which I took off when I fitted a gearbox. It seems to me that this might do as the body of a dividing head.
It would be really easy to fit the lathe banjo. Locking a shaft in place would be more difficult. What does anyone think? The leadscrew bracket is from a Boxford - from memory the bore is 3/4". Pictures below.