Chesapeake Area Metalworking Society

Review of 27 April 2000 Meeting
Fairland Public Library
14910 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD

The crowd at the April meeting turns around to hear a speaker at the rear of the room. Twenty three people attended this meeting.



Dave Welser lead a short business session. 


There was a suggestion to make the meeting times the same in both locations. After discussion, a vote was taken and the Virginia meetings were moved back to 7:30 PM to be the same as Maryland meetings.

We again attempted, without success, to find someone to take on the program planning for our Virginia meetings. We still need someone as Steve Stallings will cease planning programs after the May 2000 meeting.

The main program was given by Rich Kuzmack who presented a detailed program on solving indexing problems that arise when using dividing heads. He told us about his use of a computer model to research dividing plate solutions, and the subsequent article in Home Shop Machinist and updated tables included in the new edition of the Machinery's Handbook.



Rich shows the modifications he made to a common dividing head to allow compound indexing.



Details of the secondary pin for controlling rotation of the indexing plates.


At the end of his program, Rich gave out copies of his articles in Home Shop Machinist with the details of his compound indexing setup.

Next there was a progress report and discussion of the Tuckahoe machine shop museum project lead by Jerry Tuwiner.



Art Lyman from the Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association was on hand to answer questions about Tuckahoe.





Terry Elder with a few items he brought to discuss and offer for sale.

Last we had the general discussion period and the meeting broke up at the uncharacteristically early hour of 11 PM.

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