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irnsrgn
02-26-2004, 10:13 PM
Age and the small numbers and marks on my SB9 were coming into conflict. I know they make aftermarket larger replacements, but being close with a dollar, I devised my own remedy. I used 2in cold rolled shafting to make a new dial that would slip over the old one and secured it with a small set screw. I also made a plane back up for it with a single mark and a set screw to secure it.
I needed something to try my shop built index-dividing head on, so this seemed like a trial exercise that I could also use.
a picture is included.

Irnsrgn

http://img27.photobucket.com/albums/v81/irnsrgn/lathedial.jpg


[This message has been edited by irnsrgn (edited 02-26-2004).]

wierdscience
02-26-2004, 10:19 PM
Looks good,what ingraving method did you use?

irnsrgn
02-26-2004, 10:46 PM
ws, i used a single point fly cutter and the feed stop on the bridgeport table. then a few thousanths more for the 5 marks and longer yet for the 10 marks, then a stamp set for the numbers. and the dividing head for spacing.

Irn

Paul Alciatore
02-26-2004, 11:01 PM
Sounds like a great idea. My old eyeballs would appreciate a larger dial and I was thinking of making a complete replacement. I like your idea - it looks like less work. And I can't get the compound apart to replace the parts there.

I think I may try this.

Paul A.

dvk
02-26-2004, 11:04 PM
very nice...

G.A. Ewen
02-26-2004, 11:42 PM
Nice job. You're a lot better at stamping numbers than I am. I always get them crooked.

SJorgensen
02-27-2004, 02:15 AM
I don't see it. The picture looks stock, just like mine.

Evan
02-27-2004, 02:55 AM
Nice job, I intend to do the same for mine. And yeah, I always get the numbers crooked too.

Spence, later models had larger dials.

[This message has been edited by Evan (edited 02-27-2004).]

bernie
02-27-2004, 03:38 AM
Nice job!! Me too, on the crooked stamps. How 'bout some pics of the shop built dividing head?