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Alistair Hosie
05-13-2006, 05:19 PM
I have two spin indexer's one I am converting actually fitting to a table not converting so that angles can be adjusted i.e raised and lowered for mill cutters to be sharpened with the aid thanks to our pal sir John of a crosslide vice so that I can get lateral movement.The other I had always anticipated fitted as I once saw done to an extension at the front of my shaper table.This would be facing forward so that I can cut some gears or splines spline gears on this as opposed to the milling machine. Has anyone built an extension such as this to their shaper???kindest regards Alistair

05-13-2006, 05:28 PM
Are the other two post like this one?

John Stevenson
05-13-2006, 05:50 PM
Alistair has three shapers :D

Alistair Hosie
05-13-2006, 06:31 PM
John would I be in this shape if I had three shapers:D Alistair just clumsy fingers sorry guys :D

05-13-2006, 06:57 PM
If it was up to me, You would be forgiven, Scottie.

Alistair Hosie
05-14-2006, 10:36 AM
Thanks Pal :D Alistair

05-14-2006, 10:51 AM
it all depends on what you can scrouge up,a piece of lathe bed,a thick chunk of steel?
what also might work would be to find a piece of heavy plate ,cut out your attachment and mount it to the side of the shaper box, the deep section would add more rigidity

Alistair Hosie
05-14-2006, 11:41 AM
Thanks would a good solid non webbed ,slotted angle plate do for this? It seems the obvious solution ,and I have one large enough.Alistair

05-14-2006, 03:52 PM
I built one two inches thick by 10 inches wide and 24 inches long. I actually just finished grinding it flat and will throw it on the cnc for the key down the middle. I have it for a 14 inch elliot shaper. Should be stiff enough sure is heavy round 120 pounds. Found the chunk of steel in the ah garbage can at work. Lucky me.

John Stevenson
05-14-2006, 04:07 PM
Have a look round and see if you can't find a small box table and bolt this to your shaper table to extend it.
Here's a pic of what I mean fitted to this drill.