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    Indexed Routing?

    On the Lathe. Anyone done this. Did you buy or make a jig for the router etc, what router do you use?

    I’ve seen this “fluting jig” but it’s a bit expensive if I don’t end up using it much.

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    I’d also need some kind of division plates to fit my lathe as well.


     
     
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    It's something I looked into a while ago....then I bought a Beal pen wizard ( not used).
    You can buy index plates that fix to most lathes and rotation stops,( some have these fitted others not). Then what I was going to do was make a box that would sit on the flat bed of the lathe out of MDF, cut a slot in the top and use my router with guide bush jigs....I wanted to do hexagonal pen blanks, but it's an itch I've not scratched yet....
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    Try this article here if you have the time to make your own, Making Router Jigs - Woodturning Magazine - woodworkersinstitute.com; as for indexing plates Axminister used to do one that fitted their chucks. or there is this Robot Check
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    I can do basic indexing on my lathe but it only has a 24 hole indexing ring. Ideally I’d like something up to about 72 divisions.

     
     
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    Like all of these but bear in mind they require utmost care and accuracy whilst using. All are messy,distribute quantities of fine dust with care needed for so many species..Enjoy I do.

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    I use an Elu 96 which you can’t buy now but a small Bosch or similar will do fine. I also made my own jig. Utube should give you some info on making your own jig & also on indexing 72 from a 24 hole indexing ring. 3x24 = 72. Good routing.
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    I have a jig for routing I will need to sort out some photos if you want but will be later today as I will be sorting out from the weekend most of the day.
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    Well this is my setup(1st Photo) it takes an old Bosch POF500A.



    Where the router bit is there is a collar (Not fitted, 2nd Photo) which acts as a depth of cut system which allows for going around curves. The black knob is for the collar adjustment for depth. The board I have in the photo is a little small for doing larger projects but it is attached to the bed bars to prevent tipping. I also have a homemade dividing plate for indexing.



    This shows an old router plunge base(3rd Photo) which I cannibalised to hold my router as all it takes is a collar type fitting



    Hope some of this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21William View Post
    I can do basic indexing on my lathe but it only has a 24 hole indexing ring. Ideally I’d like something up to about 72 divisions.
    Make your own all you need is a thin piece of metal with a hole in the centre to match your spindle ( needs to be a good fit and then drill 72 holes around the edge. If you can print a circle that has 72 divisions and stick that to the sheet and centre pop the location drill with a centre drill first then a drill bit the size you want the hole with care you can end up with a good index wheel.

    The other route is to find a model engineer who will do it for you for a small fee/beer money

    THIS is one of the places I got a print out of the hole position.
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