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    Finally have a little bit of an update. Despite not posting anything here, I have actually been pretty busy working on the pinsetter. I am trying to make this an original design as much as possible so there have been some issues to over come. The last update showed the fingers being orientated front to back with some facing forward while others faced backward. It looked good on paper but I could not come up with a good way to actuate everything. I decided to turn them sideways and started working from there. This worked out much better, as they all fit nicely. Hats off to AMF on that one. Here is a photo of what a typical spotting/respot cell will look like.Click image for larger version

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ID:	1065846What your seeing here (ignore the C clamps) shows the spotting cup with a pin while it is in the load position. The only time a pin will be in the cup, is when it is going down to spot. The two tan colored blocks are a new part I made. These will attach to the shafts that the pin cups attach to and will slide left to right to close the fingers. All the slider blocks on a row of pins will be connected by a solid link bar. I would have had it in there but found out I don't have the right material. The slider blocks drop onto the shaft and what I'm going to call the respot track guide. It is the brass bar the bottom of the slider block is sitting on. Once on, a metal tab is screwed into place and the block is now locked onto the shaft. You can see the top of it a little better in this photo.Click image for larger version

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ID:	1065847 What is nice about this design and ended up happening by total luck, is that when the pin cup is rotated up into the spotting position, the bottom of the cup rests on the guide track and acts as a stop. The weight of the pin then holds it in place.Click image for larger version

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ID:	1065848 Lastly, a short video that shows the fingers being actuated.
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