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Brian Giblin28/03/2021 22:33:46
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I have a 1976 Myford Super 7 for which I am desperately trying to source a dividing head kit to mount the dividing attachment to the rear of the spindle. The purpose of which is to cut clock wheel teeth. Myford don't have the item in stock, and have no idea when it will return , if at all?

Does anyone have any suggestions where I might source a kit, or know if plans exist to make the components?

Kind regards,

Brian

David George 129/03/2021 07:24:30
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Have you looked on here http://www.myford-lathes.com/accessories6.html don't know anything about them but they don't look cheap.

David

DC31k29/03/2021 08:09:01
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If you use 'Myford headstock dividing' as your search term, you will find plenty of inspirational material.

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=135799 (note mention of George Thomas)

https://www.myford.co.uk/index.html (picture of 'new headstock dividing attachment' but clickable link did not work for me)

http://www.hemingwaykits.com/acatalog/Compact_Indexing___Dividing_Attachment.html (another mention of GHT).

http://bhi.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/HJ-April-2017-Article-of-the-Month.pdf

Edited By DC31k on 29/03/2021 08:11:38

Martin Kyte29/03/2021 08:21:37
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The George Thomas (Radford) headstock dividing head is the way to go for clock wheels. (Hemmingway kits)

Essentially it's a worm drive onto the bull wheel giving a 1:60 reduction. With the addition of drilled plates and indent that gets you all the numbers you require.

If you are happy with electronics a stepper can replace the division plates.

regards Martin

Brian Giblin29/03/2021 21:21:10
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Gents, thank you so much for the prompt and very helpful nformation. I came across a kit manufactured by Malcolm Wilde, he is an authority on all things horological. Malcolm nformed he has a kit for sale. By no means a cheap acquisition, £185 + carriage, but I should think a good investment. I will post a pic when the item arrives, and I manage to get it fitted.

Martin, to your ssuggestionI very much like the notion of fitting a stepper motor but I am just not there yet with competency of such technology.

Kind regards, Brian

Martin Kyte29/03/2021 22:27:04
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Posted by Brian Giblin on 29/03/2021 21:21:10:

Gents, thank you so much for the prompt and very helpful nformation. I came across a kit manufactured by Malcolm Wilde, he is an authority on all things horological. Malcolm nformed he has a kit for sale. By no means a cheap acquisition, £185 + carriage, but I should think a good investment. I will post a pic when the item arrives, and I manage to get it fitted.

Martin, to your ssuggestionI very much like the notion of fitting a stepper motor but I am just not there yet with competency of such technology.

Kind regards, Brian

That's a shame Hemmingway do the Headstock dividing head for £132.40 inc VAT + carrage. I've buit 2 and they are quite simple.

http://www.hemingwaykits.com/acatalog/Headstock_Dividing_Attachment.html

regards Martin

Edited By Martin Kyte on 29/03/2021 22:28:37

bernard towers29/03/2021 23:31:49
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You could do this then you would have a dividing head for the millf2e2ee0e-4241-4291-9904-9e24f6b697c2.jpeg

bernard towers29/03/2021 23:36:14
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