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Here is a picture of
the worm as it was
removed from a
pump, and before I
machined it for my
rotary table.  
Click
here to see a
picture of it being
turned down in the
mini lathe.
3-8-05
To the left is the lock collar that holds
the worm shaft to the bearing block.  
To the right is the dial.  I stamped the
numbers 0-5 and will scrib a line above
each number when the table is
complete.  
3-8-05
Here is the 5" dia crs slug I plan to
widdle down for the table.  I had to
run the lathe backward and use a
boring bar to cut the O.D. down to
the desired 4.5".  This took several
hours because the lathe could only
handle a .007 deep cut per pass at
the required rpm.  As I was cutting I
thought to myself "Marcus, you need
a bigger lathe".  Click
Here to see the
O.D. and the MT 2 tappered hole
after hours of machining.  Click
Here
to see me milling the t-slots in the
table.
To the right are
all of the
finished
components
ready to be
assembled.  
Below are a
few pictures of
the completed
rotary table and
dividing head.
4/28/05
Above is the casting and turning of a dividing plate. I plan to make
a few more plates with other number of divisions in the near future.
The four clamp blocks were cut
from a piece of plate and milled on
the mini mill.
Click here to see the finished project!