Crankshaft turning jig

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  1. Oct 30, 2007 #1

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    The attached pictures show a simple jig I built which holds a crankshaft so the rod journals can be turned in the lathe. A round steel rod has a radial slot milled in the end to hold the crank web. A setscrew holds it firmly in place. An axial flat is milled on one side of the cylinder such that the connecting rod journal will be centered on the jig center when the crankshaft end is pressed against the flat. A host clamp can be used to hold the crankshaft firmly against the flat.

    With the crank mounted in the fixture, the whole thing is chucked in the three jaw chuck with the crank end positioned between two of the jaws. It's real simle to make and it works flawlessly.

    Chuck

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    Chuck,

    Thanks for showing the jig. I am doing a twin crankshaft on an engine on the current engine.

    Kenny
     
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    SWWWWEEEEEEEEEEETTT!! That little dude just made the top 5 on my to do list.... well maybe after the rotary indexing table for my mill that I'm in the middle of right now. I'd think maybe a set of them with different offsets would be a real handy little piece of kit.

    Steve
     
  4. Oct 30, 2007 #4

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    I figure I can just make them up as I need them, then hang on to them for future projects.

    One additional tip is to grind the tip of the setscrew smooth so you don't mar up the crank web.

    Chuck
     
  5. Oct 31, 2007 #5

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    That's an outstanding idea, Chuck. Do you think this could somehow be adapted to make a four cylinder crank?

    Best regards,

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    Don't think this concept could be used for anything larger than a 2 cylinder. A four cylinder crank jig would require a whole new concept.

    Chuck
     
  7. Nov 1, 2007 #7

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    Yeah, you could probably make that work. But you'd need different jigs for the outboard and inboard journals. The jig for the inboard journal would have to be longer and the depth of the flat would be different because of the outboard webs sticking out beyond the crank main journal. All in all, you'd need three jigs. One for the outboard journals and two (one for each end) for the inboard journals.

    Chuck
     
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    I see this is a old thread but would you have drawings or a sketch of the jig
    I am having trouble visualing the jig
    If available email to Bikerbob@magma.ca
    Thank you
    Robert Wager
     
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    I, and I assume we, can't see the original photos. Maybe if someone is using this method could post some photos that would be terrific.
     
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    I would also like to see what these look like
     
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    I do not see any picture ????
     
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    What pictures ? :confused:
     
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    Where is the picture???:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    The original post is eleven years old. The pics are probably lost in photobucket
     
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    This is interesting only because the cloud tracks every movement that we do yet it can't keep a couple of pictures in storage.
     
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    I would assume photobucket has cleared out any old / inactive accounts. Unfortunately there's a lot of useful information lost in the process.
     
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    That is why forums need to store pictures locally and more importantly picture owners need to keep backups. As for backing up I'm pretty terrible at doing so, so obviously I'm preaching but not practicing.

    In the end the old adage about advertising sounding too good to be true applies here. Nothing in life that is free can be trusted.
     
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