Author Topic: Toolpost Spindexer  (Read 673 times)

eskoilola

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Toolpost Spindexer
« on: March 24, 2018, 04:20:52 PM »
I have been doing some virtual machining. It is my intention to create this "thing" once I have the chance to access my lathe (home-leave from assignment).

This is a spindexer intended to be attached to the toolpost. The idea is to be able to do some odd-angle operations like grinding toolbits or boring asymmetric holes on a workpiece.

I have tried to create a design which one can machine without a mill. Most of the pieces can be made in a lathe with a 4-jaw chuck. Some holes require access to a drill-press.

This is actually my very first drawing and I would appreciate some feedback. The following is a list of downloadable items. The dwg-files were created with a program DraftSight which seems to be yeat another Autocad "compatible" drafting software.

Composite drawing with all the components
The body of the spindexer
Rotating axel inside the body
32 hole dividing disc
Holder for the 32 holde disc
Tightening nut for the 32 hole disc
10 hole dividing disc
Holder for the 10 hole disc
Tightening bolt for the 10 hole disc and the axel
Toolpost attachment



Offline efrench

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Re: Toolpost Spindexer
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 10:09:24 PM »
Would mounting a rotary table on the toolpost accomplish the same thing?

eskoilola

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Re: Toolpost Spindexer
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 01:32:23 AM »
Would mounting a rotary table on the toolpost accomplish the same thing?
Yes it certainly would. It would also be more versatile.

but ...

It would no more be a project.