Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

finished number/letter stamp holder

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • finished number/letter stamp holder

    hi,
    thought you would like to see my latest piece of work? im useless at trying to get those number/letter stamps lined up, so i have come up with this idea!, it fits to the milling table, hope you like it.

  • #2
    Could you put up a picture of it in use.

    ------------------
    Gene

    [This message has been edited by topct (edited 08-15-2005).]
    Gene

    Comment


    • #3
      I assume the bar goes in the spindle,and the arm slides up and down?Cunning ploy,Billyboy .
      What does the cutout near the shaft do?

      ------------------
      Hans
      Hans

      Comment


      • #4
        hi,
        its designed to be mounted on the milling table, using the dividing head to rotate the workpiece then this tool will give an accurate way of stamping the numbers onto the dials. all nice and square and evenly spaced, i only finished it tonight so i will take a photo of it in use tomorrow.

        bill

        Comment


        • #5
          Nicely done, neat concept. My guess is this should work pretty well for you.
          - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
          Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

          It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

          Comment


          • #6
            That is slick
            To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

            Comment


            • #7
              Have you considered the risk of damage to the dividing head spindle bearing when you whack the punch.

              Phil

              Comment


              • #8
                Phil, damage would have to be negligble. You don't wail on these number sets. Actually if you hit them too hard they look like hell. It's an acquired feel.
                - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

                It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I would also worry about damage to dividing head bearings and possibly to the worm and wormwheel.

                  When I stamped some handwheels with scales, I made a simple wood Vee holder and rotated by hand. I clamped a couple of pieces of scrap above the center of the Vee to form a quick guide for the stamps. The lines were already scribed so I used them and a mark on the Vee piece for indexing. The wood Vee did show some compression after stamping three wheels.

                  Paul A.
                  Paul A.
                  SE Texas

                  Make it fit.
                  You can't win and there is a penalty for trying!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    heres the stamp holder been used,
                    it actually works fine, all the numbers were in-line, streight and evenly marked, it only takes a very light blow of a light hammer so i dont think that damage to the bearing or gearing in the dividing head will result.

                    bill

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Hi

                      It's all VERY NICE but you wouldn't catch me using it like THAT.

                      If you MUST use it that way then you SHOULD have some support UNDER the item you are stamping.

                      Given enough "light" taps it is possible to break/wear/move almost anything
                      Kind regards

                      Peter

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Totally COOL!!! I like it!! I would use it in a flash...think about drilling umpty holes around a circle like that in some hard material, me thinks there would be much more force than a little whack with a hammer.

                        You need to (please) get 3-4 good pics of that set up, and get them some where they can be ogled and envied (and maybe copied?)--- theres no picture file on this site is it?? How bout at one of the yahoo mill groups?

                        Good work...
                        bill
                        If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          hi, thanks for the feedback, it would have been a good idea to use the tailstock to cut down on the wear and tear,

                          bill pace if you visit my website:- www.metalworking.piczo.com go to "workshop tools" you can copy the photos off there where theres some better photos of it.


                          bill

                          [This message has been edited by billyboy (edited 08-16-2005).]

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Nice work,I wouldn't worry about the dividing head bearings too much,after all an endmill will produce much more pounding at a higher frequency than a peck with a hammer.
                            I just need one more tool,just one!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Bill,

                              Sweeet ... great idea, interesting website too, cool hobbies as well.

                              -SD:

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X