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    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.


    [This message has been edited by irnsrgn (edited 02-26-2004).]
    Necessity is the mother of Invention

  • #2
    Looks good,what ingraving method did you use?
    I just need one more tool,just one!


    • #3
      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.

      Necessity is the mother of Invention


      • #4
        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.

        Paul A.
        SE Texas

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


        • #5
          very nice...


          • #6
            Nice job. You're a lot better at stamping numbers than I am. I always get them crooked.
            To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison


            • #7
              I don't see it. The picture looks stock, just like mine.


              • #8
                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).]
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                • #9
                  Nice job!! Me too, on the crooked stamps. How 'bout some pics of the shop built dividing head?