View Full Version : Itty, bitty rotary table...

03-28-2005, 06:39 PM
Not sure what to do with this one. It's only 6" in diameter which doesn't leave much room for clamping.
It is cute though...

03-28-2005, 06:49 PM
Yes, it's cute.

It used to be a 12", but, the rust reduced to 6".

Tom M.

03-28-2005, 06:53 PM
Was that off the Titanic hoffman...could be worth some money ..lol
Hope your not serious, that table really is boyond saving.
all the best.mark

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03-28-2005, 07:16 PM
C'mon guys. You're gonna hurt my feelings.
I had to go to the shop and brush it up. For some reason my camera makes my rusty crap look a LOT worse than it is...
It's actually in pretty good shape.

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03-28-2005, 07:34 PM
Yea, that's way too tiny and rusty to be of any value. You better box it up and send it down here to dry Texas for safe keeping. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

03-28-2005, 07:47 PM
Spindexer/rotary whatever table,looks good to me.I would slap an old 3 or 4 jaw on it and use it.

03-28-2005, 08:08 PM
Dang Darin, I nearly had him talked into sending it to me. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Rich Carlstedt
03-28-2005, 10:50 PM
thats an Atlas 6 inch Rotary that they sold with their Shaper or their Horizontal Milling machine.
I have one and it is pretty handy for small stuff.
saw one on eBay go for 150..I went back and put oil on mine...

Michael Az
03-28-2005, 11:01 PM
Don't send that to Ken, it is much drier here in Az. I will email my address. Looks like a good canidate for the electrolasis {how do you say it?} process.

03-28-2005, 11:11 PM
Ah Mike; I hope you're not talking about Phoenix. That's a freekin' swamp these days. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

03-29-2005, 11:42 AM
Hoffman, don't let the guys get to you. A rotary table such as yours can find all sorts of uses.

I have a Phase II horizontal/vertical rotary table; and, I have a simple home-built one that isn't geared. I simply swing it with a tommy bar. Guess which one is used the most. Yup, my home-built job.

One thing that yours doesn't have and what I find most useful is a center hole. I have one and also have a number of plugs for it with different sized extensions on them. The extensions serve as pivot points when putting a radius on the ends of rods, clevises, etc.

You'll get more use out of yours if you don't restrict yourself to using the tee-slots for clamping. I drilled and threaded a pattern of holes in mine and use them for hold-down bolts. To prevent swarf from clogging the threads, I fill them with allen screws, except when using them.

BTW, another advantage of mine that yours doesn't have is its height. Both the table and the base are made of 3/4-inch plate, so it only eats up 1.5-inches of Z-axis. Believe me, on some mills that's really important.

Enjoy that cute lil' rotary table.



03-29-2005, 02:02 PM

I have one just like it, less the rust. Mine has a center hole in it.
Maybe yours also?? My information said that it was made for
the Atlas shaper.



Have Fun
Be Safe http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Angus in Maine
03-29-2005, 02:17 PM
Nice table Hoffman,

Michael is right,definite candidate for the electrolysis tank - a little tricky to get the "t" slots cleaned but it can be done (1/4 rod for the electrode suspended just above the bottom of the slot's surface I think).

My 45 gallon tank just emptied out - you want to send it to me http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

I would send it back - honest!!!

Please post more pics when you get it finished.

"But the Junkyard IS my storage area, Honey!"

03-29-2005, 07:39 PM
Tinker2, do you have a pic of the indexing deal with the centers? I have one of those too but I dare not post a pic yet http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Oh yea, mine has a hole in the center.

Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

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03-29-2005, 08:22 PM

I will look and see if I can find this. I just got this not to long ago.
Should be close to the top. I will sent it to you or E-mail it if you like.


Have Fun
Be Safe http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

03-29-2005, 08:28 PM
That's it Tinker! An email would be great!
I hope to have the vise mounted and the shaper painted this weekend. Gotta move it out of the middle of the shop to make room for more stuff http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

03-30-2005, 07:36 PM
try selling it to a sherline type of person

03-30-2005, 07:43 PM

i have one too, picked it up at a yard sale off an old machinist. it has a t slot that is partially cracked off. Guess I'll ebay it now that I know what it is http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

If Anybody is looking for one, I might know where one is, email me http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

I however dont have the little pin thingie that goes into the holes.

Mine might be 5.5" diamter too, can't remember. Have to dig it out.


03-30-2005, 09:33 PM
Oh no it's Elninio http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif You gotta lathe yet??

03-31-2005, 08:27 PM
Check your E-Mail I sent you 6 images



03-31-2005, 09:22 PM
Thanks Tinker! Those are awesome http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif