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Timbuck
11-12-2013, 06:29 AM
I spotted this on Ebay..It's an indexer with a 6" chuck fitted ..I thought that it would be a good addition to my Milling machine for cutting out rosette chanels....It arrived this morning and it needs a refurb... but it will be great when I've given it a bit of TLC.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/INDEXER_zps25700661.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/INDEXER_zps25700661.jpg.html)
AS IT IS NOW.... STRIPPED DOWN
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0009_zps1afe035a.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0009_zps1afe035a.jpg.html)

David Newton
11-12-2013, 07:11 AM
You had to go open it up huh? See how it works?
I did that with several old watches, couldn't ever get them going again...

So a question about milling machines, and wood. I use my drill press as a milling machine for wood, and 3200 is the max rpm. What does a professional do?

Timbuck
11-12-2013, 07:29 AM
You had to go open it up huh? See how it works?
I did that with several old watches, couldn't ever get them going again...

So a question about milling machines, and wood. I use my drill press as a milling machine for wood, and 3200 is the max rpm. What does a professional do?
Depends on the cutter dia ..My milling machine is made from an old heavy cast iron bench drill...and I don't have any problems milling wood at top speed... Most routers run at 25,000 up to 30,000 rpm with cutter bits. Up to 12mm...I'd imagine that a router fastened to the drill somehow would be better tho'.

Gyozu
11-12-2013, 08:22 AM
This is an image of a router hooked up to a Radial Arm Saw head. It should be possible to adapt the idea to a Drill Press. Routing on the DP is problematical. Not enough speed for clean cuts and bearings not designed for side loading. It sorta works.

RAS's are fairly common for $50 - ~100 out this way. In fact, some saws made for Sears are subject to a recall. If your saw is one of them you can either get a new guard and table assembly through this recall or send in the motor and head for , I think, a $100 bounty. Would need to check the current status of this offer. Just a thought.

David Newton
11-12-2013, 09:35 AM
Yes more rpms would be cleaner cutting, but slow and easy wins at 3200. I don't care what I'm cutting, it always has to be sanded to finish it anyway.
I suppose the stock drill press bearings can be up-graded, right?

saltytri
11-12-2013, 10:13 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8187/8407019442_7d56286b75_c.jpg

My mill turns up to only 3K rpm, so I lashed a 20K Proxxon tool onto it. This is what I use for making rosettes, channels and sound holes.

Timbuck
11-13-2013, 08:21 AM
Thats it ..Refurb done, derusted degreased..It's an excellent piece of kit...Very accurate indexer Made in England yonks ago...It's great for pitching out holes, Machining squares hexagons octogons etc: and loads of other stuff like gear wheels....But! it isn't quite what I wanted..I still really need a "Rotating table" with "worm wheel and pinion" to do the rosettes...But i'm happy with this for now and it's going into the milling tool rack.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0013_zps68e3e92d.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0013_zps68e3e92d.jpg.html)

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
11-13-2013, 09:04 AM
nice blue finish!
I got the newest version of the stew mac rosette cutter which now does ukes- works a treat for $80

Timbuck
11-13-2013, 09:48 AM
nice blue finish!
I got the newest version of the stew mac rosette cutter which now does ukes- works a treat for $80
You must mean this one.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/Soundhole_and_Rosette_Routing_Jig_sm_zps2a1f0af5.j pg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/Soundhole_and_Rosette_Routing_Jig_sm_zps2a1f0af5.j pg.html)

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
11-13-2013, 10:19 AM
yep- i bought one last year just before they bought out the one that works for ukes.....so now i have two, which is approximately twice as good as owning one :)