Handy Dial Indicator Base

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Randall Va
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Handy Dial Indicator Base

Post by Randall Va » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:59 pm

Got this idea from a freind of mine,made from 1/2x2" flatbar :lol:
BTW I didn't paint this Southbend,it was like this when I bought it,LOL!
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CarlD
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Post by CarlD » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:05 pm

Yep, been doing that for years only I use a mag base on the flat bar and I use a heavier bar so it don't move easily.
It's only ink and paper.

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SouthBend Color

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:25 am

Jim's SB is fire-engine red

makes it easier for him to find.... 8)

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GadgetBuilder
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Post by GadgetBuilder » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:31 am

While learning to cut dovetails I made a QCTP tool holder from aluminum for practice. It came out well but I didn't think it practical for holding tools so I put a DTI on it. Turns out to be one of the most used tool holders in my shop. The clamps are copies of Starrett's.

http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/ToolHolders1.jpg

It's been changed a bit since that picture but the concept is the same.

John

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Lew Hartswick
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Post by Lew Hartswick » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:04 am

From that color the lathe may have come from Scotland. :-)
(any readers of RCM will know what I mean)
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SteveM
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Post by SteveM » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:42 pm

I can just put the mag base on my ways. I have an Atlas with flat ways.

At least there's ONE advantage of flat ways :-)

Steve

Dave Converse
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Post by Dave Converse » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:00 am

GadgetBuilder wrote:While learning to cut dovetails I made a QCTP tool holder from aluminum for practice. It came out well but I didn't think it practical for holding tools so I put a DTI on it. Turns out to be one of the most used tool holders in my shop. The clamps are copies of Starrett's.

http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/ToolHolders1.jpg

It's been changed a bit since that picture but the concept is the same.

John
Looks much like the one I made, John. Plunger type mounted to the broad side of holder, and a 90 degree angle 1/4" rod mounted on top for my Last Word.

Can't imagine ever finding anything easier or faster to center work in a 4-jaw.

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