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lane
03-18-2007, 10:30 PM
Well I finished my grinder work head this weekend . Only have one simple part to make and Aluminun bracket to mount the micro finger on top to catch the cutter tooth . Here are som pictures of finished head . I know how every one likes pictures. First is side view.
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/workhead1287.jpg
Nexk is back view.
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/workhead1288.jpg
Last is end view collet end .
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/workhead1289.jpg
The unit swivles in 2 planes .Spins on precision bearings , Has 24 position indexing with sprend loaded pull pin plus it gradiuated in 360 degrees 0 -90 -90 -0- 0-90-90-0.
Unit uses 5c collets and later if need arises i plan to motorise it to spin under varable speed DC motor

BadDog
03-18-2007, 11:01 PM
Beautiful work Lane. I also used that Hammertone green for several of my projects and like it very well...

pntrbl
03-18-2007, 11:20 PM
I can only dream ..... LOL!

SP

CCWKen
03-18-2007, 11:34 PM
Wow! That's gorgeous! If that term is applicable. :D Dang, that looks too nice to be a tool. I think it needs a display case. ;)

Mcgyver
03-18-2007, 11:45 PM
lane, congrats, that looks terrific! any plans kicking around? I want one too!!

What's next, the ball end mill grinding attachment :D

Bill Pace
03-19-2007, 12:35 AM
Wow! That's gorgeous! If that term is applicable. :D Dang, that looks too nice to be a tool. I think it needs a display case. ;)

You just oughta see it in the "flesh"---- I went by Lanes this afternoon and got to see this thing up close and personal, and it is ---well, its just really something. It really does need a display case. The pics dont do it justice.

BadDog
03-19-2007, 01:49 AM
So, where is the detailed log of the build, complete with detailed pics, instructions and diagrams? That is SO far beyond my capabilities as to be almost "magic" (std definition).

slowtwitch
03-19-2007, 06:04 AM
Simply beautiful !!!! great work :D I'm going to ask a newbe question, how do you make the degree dials ???

pete

cadwiz
03-19-2007, 08:29 AM
That looks awesome! Nice work indeed

Cadwiz

A.K. Boomer
03-19-2007, 09:44 AM
Geezus Lane, If nobody told me I woulda thought that thing was built by a major reputable factory thats spent years refining thier product, that baby is a class act and your a talant... very nice work

Bill in Ky
03-19-2007, 10:32 AM
Very nice work, I know you are proud of it.

Swarf&Sparks
03-19-2007, 10:44 AM
Magnificent work, must have been many painstaking hours.

lane
03-19-2007, 08:17 PM
Will try to answer as many Questions as I can remember. IT took about 4 weekends to build anout 40-60 hours. Thanking of drawingsome plans and having them in Hsm or machinist work shop.It not hard to build. Just cutting iron one piece at a time. I graduate it in the mill in a dividing head or superspacer and scrib the lines with a sharp pointed tool. It is a cross between a copy of a rockwell and KO Lee work head. Glad you all like it . will have to come up with something else to build and show.

lane
03-19-2007, 10:37 PM
lane, congrats, that looks terrific! any plans kicking around? I want one too!!

What's next, the ball end mill grinding attachment :D

No I have one of them think of something else . I need some ideas

JRouche
03-20-2007, 09:30 AM
Real nice. I like the metal blueing or blackening on the spindle. Did you do it or have it done? Good job. JRouche

C - ROSS
03-20-2007, 10:10 AM
WOW

Ross

andy_b
03-20-2007, 10:23 AM
Will try to answer as many Questions as I can remember. IT took about 4 weekends to build anout 40-60 hours. Thanking of drawingsome plans and having them in Hsm or machinist work shop.It not hard to build. Just cutting iron one piece at a time. I graduate it in the mill in a dividing head or superspacer and scrib the lines with a sharp pointed tool. It is a cross between a copy of a rockwell and KO Lee work head. Glad you all like it . will have to come up with something else to build and show.


NICE!!!!!
yes, draw up the plans and submit them!

andy b.

Alistair Hosie
03-20-2007, 02:45 PM
Nice Job laddie well done beautiful work and beautiful color mmmmmm greeeeeen:DAlistair your a genius laddie a jean -yus:D

lazlo
03-21-2007, 01:50 AM
IT took about 4 weekends to build anout 40-60 hours. It is a cross between a copy of a rockwell and KO Lee work head.

Just gorgeous Lane!

What is your bearing arrangement? Opposing angular contact bearing at each end?
Also, is the spindle body cast iron or steel?

lane
03-21-2007, 07:52 PM
Angular contact bearings. the body is a weldment of 3 parts stress relieved then finished machined . I had the spindle and nuts Hot blacked at work getting the collet tube blacked along with the micrometer finger parts blacked this weekhttp://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Picture006.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Picture010.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/workhead008.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/workhead009.jpg
[IMG]http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/gradindexringworkhead002.jpg

CCWKen
03-21-2007, 09:58 PM
I knew it! :D I kept looking at that piece and trying to figure out how you got such clean looking castings. And I figured it would take a lot of carving from solid pieces. You did a fine job of welding too.

Once again, you guys make my stuff look like rocks tied to sticks. ;)

lane
03-21-2007, 10:11 PM
I knew it! :D I kept looking at that piece and trying to figure out how you got such clean looking castings. And I figured it would take a lot of carving from solid pieces. You did a fine job of welding too.

Once again, you guys make my stuff look like rocks tied to sticks. ;)

Well its just a matter of thinking out first of every thing that can go wrong and doining it right the first time. Besides I`m cheating I got 40 years of building stuff like that behind me. That is the kind of things i built at work We designed and built any thing any one wonted as long as they had the money for it 2/3 up front and the rest on delivery. + we would automate any process.Lots of specialized machinery one of a kind stuff.

ckelloug
01-11-2009, 09:20 PM
I'll say gorgeous work just to bump this thread!

DICKEYBIRD
01-14-2009, 01:20 PM
Geez Lane, I missed this thread somehow. That's the most beautiful thing-that-I-have-no-idea-what-it-does that I've ever seen!:D

Well, I sorta have an idea what it does but I definitely need some more schoolin'. When you get it attached to the machine it goes on and you get some time, please show us some pics of the types of work it's designed to do.

Oh yeah, were the welds done with a Tig?

...and thanks for sharing your projects with us.:)

jackary
01-14-2009, 03:45 PM
Hi Lane,
Loverly design, finish engraving and welding. Looks well
Alan

Walter
01-14-2009, 04:13 PM
very very nicely done!

torker
01-14-2009, 04:31 PM
Yes..I missed this also. Holy Smoke Lane! That is a work of art! Sukking up and butt kissing intended.
I am still lightyears from that kind of work. I could cover the welding part ok but the shiney stuff...only in my dreams!
I'm glad you posted pics!
Damm..I want to be that good...but i'll never live that long...
Russ

QSIMDO
01-14-2009, 04:47 PM
Besides I`m cheating I got 40 years of building stuff like that behind me.

Swell.
I'll be over 100 before I can turn out something like that?

Has anyone told you yet today? ;)

lane
01-14-2009, 06:27 PM
I don`t know how this got dug up . Posted this about 2 years ago.
And yes Dickeybird it is a work head for a tool and cutter grinder. Use a 5C collet to hold what ever and it will spin on precision bearings are index with 24 spaces are any number divided in to 24. It also is marked in degrees and can be locked in any position.