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sid pileski
09-24-2018, 12:08 PM
Here are a couple of pics of my converted dividing head. I actually started this project with Sir John, but for obvious reasons that never worked out completely.
So, I worked with a fellow here at work to do the programming of the Arduino.
I have no immediate need for it, but have in the past so I thought i'd get it finished up. I'm looking forward to cutting some gears for something.

Sid

https://i.imgur.com/1068wzT.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/uYISgYP.jpg

nc5a
09-24-2018, 12:38 PM
Very nice Sid,

Did you make the bases and did you have drawings for the dividing head? Do you have any build photos you could share?

Ron

sid pileski
09-24-2018, 12:52 PM
Very nice Sid,

Did you make the bases and did you have drawings for the dividing head? Do you have any build photos you could share?

Ron

This is a conversion of an L-W dividing head. I just made the adapter for the stepper and mods to the input shaft. Not a from scratch build!

Sid

TGTool
09-24-2018, 03:31 PM
Very nice looking conversion. I've got a little dividing head like that. Hmmm.

sid pileski
09-24-2018, 06:19 PM
Very nice looking conversion. I've got a little dividing head like that. Hmmm.

Well, I have the drawing for the adapter, should you need inspiration.

Sid

JoeLee
09-24-2018, 08:24 PM
Pretty neat job. What is the accuracy of it??

JL..................

john hobdeclipe
09-24-2018, 09:07 PM
Nice work, as always.

TGTool
09-24-2018, 09:29 PM
Well, I have the drawing for the adapter, should you need inspiration.

Sid

I might take you up on that. As my now deceased mentor used to say, "It looks hell for stout."

You mention Arduino programming. Did you go from the project in Village Press or did you roll your own?

Jan

Mcgyver
09-24-2018, 10:02 PM
nicely done.....a very useful device.

thaiguzzi
09-25-2018, 03:33 AM
Nice work, as always.

+1. Everything this man makes is pretty.

sid pileski
09-25-2018, 11:08 AM
I might take you up on that. As my now deceased mentor used to say, "It looks hell for stout."

You mention Arduino programming. Did you go from the project in Village Press or did you roll your own?

Jan

The fellow I worked with started from scratch. I did point to some information in the Model Engine Makers forum. I think he may have gained some insight from there, but this is what he does.

sid pileski
09-25-2018, 11:15 AM
Pretty neat job. What is the accuracy of it??

JL..................

As I said, I haven't cut any gears yet, so that much I don't know. However, I did do a rudimentary test by just using an angle block and an indicator. In that test, it was spot on.
What I'm more impressed with, is the B&S #9 .500 collet I bought from some supplier on amazon, had ~ .0005 run out!
I need to get a collection of collets now.

Sid

sid pileski
09-25-2018, 11:16 AM
+1. Everything this man makes is pretty.

Thank you, both!!

Sid

Tundra Twin Track
09-26-2018, 12:34 AM
Very nice job,I have a Tos Kurim Indexer that is designed to be gear driven from the Mill could it be powered similar to yours?http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag292/tundratwintrack/image.jpg4_zpsoqhligul.jpg (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/tundratwintrack/media/image.jpg4_zpsoqhligul.jpg.html)http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag292/tundratwintrack/image.jpg2_zpsqojkpimw.jpg (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/tundratwintrack/media/image.jpg2_zpsqojkpimw.jpg.html)

CCWKen
09-26-2018, 07:32 AM
Way to go Sid! Looks good.


TTT - Do you have the table end mount and gears for it. That's so you can machine spirals. I'd like to have that universal DH but I can tell by the machine lift eye on top it's more than I can deal with right now. :eek: I can barely handle the new BS-1 dividing head I got before going into the hospital. It'll be a couple more months before I can even get it out of the drawer. :cool:

sid pileski
09-26-2018, 10:22 AM
Very nice job,I have a Tos Kurim Indexer that is designed to be gear driven from the Mill could it be powered similar to yours?

T3- I don't see why not. I'm guestimating that you would need a larger stepper than I used. But certainly doable.

Get on it!!

Sid

JRouche
09-26-2018, 12:39 PM
This is a conversion of an L-W dividing head. I just made the adapter for the stepper and mods to the input shaft. Not a from scratch build!

Sid

Very nice!!! I have a version of the LW also and that adapter would be nice. What is the center height? And, what is the motor "power" or size please? I have a box of 23s but dont they would be powerful enough. Thanks for sharing. JR

Tungsten dipper
09-26-2018, 01:33 PM
You do work like "Old Tony" on Youtube. I'm interested in the electronics, where can you get them?

Tundra Twin Track
09-26-2018, 03:01 PM
Way to go Sid! Looks good.


TTT - Do you have the table end mount and gears for it. That's so you can machine spirals. I'd like to have that universal DH but I can tell by the machine lift eye on top it's more than I can deal with right now. :eek: I can barely handle the new BS-1 dividing head I got before going into the hospital. It'll be a couple more months before I can even get it out of the drawer. :cool:

Yes I have 2 sets of gears but my 3 axis feed was changed to hydraulic drive so no fixed speed anymore.Ya that little thing is heavy,I don't lift but the forklift takes care of it.

T3- I don't see why not. I'm guestimating that you would need a larger stepper than I used. But certainly doable.

Get on it!!

Sid

Thanks Sid I will add that project to the list.

RB211
09-27-2018, 05:14 AM
The pictures are not loading up for me, but would love to do this to my new 6" rotary table.