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    I have noticed a variety of articles over the years that show how to make your own indexing heads and plates. I am set up for doing the actual work but I don't know what constitutes a set of "standard" indexing plates. There appears to be a standard set of three. Does anyone know if this is true and if so what hole circles are on each plate in a standard set.

    Nathan

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    your standerd set is for 3,4,6,12. hole patterns you can make one plate to do a number of things. but the key is are you going to make gears or drill holes with your indexer. if you are going to make gears you need o lot more spaces 36 gives you 10 deg's. so think about what you are going to do with it and remember you can alwas make more plates. hope that help's

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      <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by nmdeselle:
      I have noticed a variety of articles over the years that show how to make your own indexing heads and plates. I am set up for doing the actual work but I don't know what constitutes a set of "standard" indexing plates. There appears to be a standard set of three. Does anyone know if this is true and if so what hole circles are on each plate in a standard set.

      Nathan
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      Standard set known as Browne and Sharpe set is three plates.
      Plate 1 has :- 15,16,17,18,19,20
      Plate 2 has :- 21,23,27,29,31,33
      Plate 3 has :- 37,39,41,43,47,49

      These are normally used in conjunction with a 40:1 worm and wheel.




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      John Stevenson,
      Nottingham, England
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      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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