Carriage Position DRO for Mini Lathe

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Carriage Position DRO for Mini Lathe

Post by George_Race » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:51 pm

Turing a particular length on the work piece has always been a challenge to me on my Mini Lathe. With my new addition I can now simply set my start position to zero and crank the compound down the bed for the EXACT distance that I want. All of this because I installed a Linear DRO to measure the travel distance of the compound on the bed.

All it took was a 6 inch Linear DRO and a couple of aluminum brackets. The left end mounts where the threading position indicator used to be. On the right end I simply mounted a small aluminum angle so that the bracket that came with the DRO could be securely held in place. All holes were drilled and tapped to 6-32.

See pictures below for all the details.

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Re: Carriage Position DRO for Mini Lathe

Post by dly31 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:32 pm

You did a good job showing not only what you did, but how you did it. That's usually the difficult part.
Don Young

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