The Centec is well made machine , do you have any cutters for it ? you never no it my come in handy one day , and if its not taking up to much room in your shop i would keep hold of it
Well Lads i have made a bit more progress , the gear cutting is finished
but still lots to do .
Cutting the gear on the cross slide lead screw ,i was lucky the screw just went through the divding head spindle
I still have the wood ruff key to cut in the lead screw .
Next and last the clutch , as you can see the repair job on the clutch was not the best , the gears don't quite mess correctly
Photo shows them in the positon they would be in the apron
So i need to cut the 20T gear right up to the back of the cone , well 3mm ,1/8". from it ,and the gear needs to be longer as when i stripped it ,i found there had been a few washers added to take up the slack on the shaft .
So i decided i would have to use the shaper for the job . So i spent a few hours looking for my bracket i had made up to fit the dividing head to the shape , un-able to fined it i had to set about making up a new one
a quick bit of sawing and welding ,some 1/2" plate
The clutch set up for cutting the gear
A shot of the 3mm groove for the tool to run into at the end of the stroke
a few cut
The finished gear ,
i just have to finish the rest of the clutch and i can put the apron back together .