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    I am setting up to cut gears using a 4” Vertex Rotary Tableon my X2 Mill. Somewhere, in my research, I saw a picture of the same RT,clamped to a mill table using custom low profile clamps that nearly filled theslots on the Vertex and didn’t interfere with either the RT table or the chuckthat was mounted. I didn’t think at thetime to save the picture or ask the poster about it. Now I can’t find it.
    The clamps did not require the use of the standard clampingkit step blocks. They looked like an upside down stair case.
    Anyone know where this design came from? Can I get a reference or even a sketch of thedimensions, please?
    Thanks,
    Chuck

  • #2
    Some guys turn tank-feet up-side-down and use a stud with large thick washers.
    Maybe based on that method ?

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    • #3
      I found the website I got the idea from, but it's in German, and I don't read or write German. I'm not that good in my native 'Merican English...
      It's here"

      http://www.metallmodellbau.de/GEAR-CUTTING.php

      No link or indication to translate the web page or corespond in english with the author of the article. I can see the clamp I'm talking about in several views, so I'll just measure up my RT and see if I can make something like it!

      Chuck

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      • #4
        Something like this? :

        Thomas

        Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back
        - Piet Hein

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        • #5
          Get the reduced heel right and you should be good-to-Go.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chucketn View Post
            I found the website I got the idea from, but it's in German, and I don't read or write German. I'm not that good in my native 'Merican English...
            It's here"

            http://www.metallmodellbau.de/GEAR-CUTTING.php

            No link or indication to translate the web page or corespond in english with the author of the article. I can see the clamp I'm talking about in several views, so I'll just measure up my RT and see if I can make something like it!

            Chuck
            I was a bit late, but the picture I posted above shows something similar.

            Here is a translated version of that german site:
            https://translate.google.com/transla...AR-CUTTING.php
            Thomas

            Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back
            - Piet Hein

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            • #7
              Wedging kickers are Great, but actually put forces on your table that need to be considered.
              That's a pretty thin table for wedgies.
              Gorgous set-up otherWise!

              >>ther's certainly the chance I'm not see~ing that right, but they look like wedgies from here.<<

              Originally posted by Thomas Staubo View Post
              Something like this? :

              Last edited by Old Hat; 08-24-2014, 10:41 AM.

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              • #8
                im pretty sure the guy "designed" them himself. what dimensions do you need?
                Last edited by dian; 08-25-2014, 03:43 AM.

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                • #9
                  What's the problem? Why not just make some?

                  I have a couple sets that came with specific devices, one a 5C indexer.

                  They aren't rocket science, are they?

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                  • #10
                    Look on this site and see if they have something you could use. I have a lot of tools from them and they are all top quality.
                    http://www.amf.de/application/applst...index.htm%29=X
                    Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                    How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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