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Index plate for dividing head

by bjacoby Feb 5, 2011
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The plate is used with pin type insert to allow you to rotate a part to a specific angle. The plate is mounted to the shaft of the lathe (rear). A spring loaded pin is inserted into a hole in the plate. Machining takes place. Next the plate is rotated (example 30 degrees) and the pin is inserted in the hole. Machining happens and then the process is repeated.....

I have to admit I do not know what this thing does. But mounted on a motor and combined with a strobe light it would be a great method to teach kids about the stroboscopic effect and why rotor blades and spokes seem to stop when they reach a certain speed.

So I think it's a cool thing, without knowing what it is meant to do :)

greetings from germany