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    Default Lathe compound angle indicator

    my lathe,s Lathe compound angle indicator is worn out and am trying to find a new one ,any idea where to start looking ?

    photo 1 is when i GOT the lathe photo 2 is when I washed it with kero, now shiny
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    I'd start by talking to Hare & Forbes as they may have a spare part for that or a similar lathe.
    Failing that, if you measure the diameter and do the calculations, you may be able to make up/ engrave a strip of metal that will indicate for you

    Michael

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    no luck with hafco

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    Once you do the calcs, a stainless steel strip could be laser engraved.

    Grahame

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    Another alternative is to use a sine bar and gauge blocks to set it up and sweep with an indicator.

    You can then scribe a few of the common angles. You don't often use the ones in between but you could do a few as required.

    It would also be more accurate. I've done a few less common tapers like that and they blued up nicely.

    Spiro

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