Sometime back in the spring I had been looking at getting an indexing system for my shopsmith. During the discussions I mentioned I had a unique method in mind to use for the stationary part of the indexer. I've never seen this approach but wanted to actually make one before attempting to explain my thoughts.
So as promised here it is in mostly pictures.
First a view of the chuck with indexing wheel behind it and a location pin in place. Keep in mind that not all chucks/indexing wheels/pin are the same so this may or may not work for you.
A out of focus shot from the back side showing the adapter which attaches to the quill and sets right up behind the index disk.
This pin comes with the index wheel but I wanted to add a knob before I dropped it somewhere and lost it.
So we can see things better I removed the index wheel and chuck.
It should be clear but in case it is not the adapter rotates to any place around the quill so you should be able to find somewhere out of the way to tighten it down and use it.
Next post will have more pictures....
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