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Old 09-28-2017, 07:44 AM   #11
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If anyone ever wanted to fit a glass or mag scale to their tailstock, then here is the link to what I did.


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Old 09-28-2017, 01:30 PM   #12
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I have a readout on the longitudinal axis of the carriage.
For precision depth
Set the drill bit on the face where the zero depth starts
Move the carriage and cross-slide so that the tool post is against the tail stock chuck
Zero the DRO
Move the carriage toward the head stock as much as the desired depth, reading the DRO
Lock the carriage
Drill until the TS chuck hit the tool post.
No contraptions sitting on the TS

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Old 10-10-2017, 03:15 PM   #13
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Having used the DRO bar mounted on the tail stock for a bit and having had no problems other than seeing the vertically mounted display I decided to copy Dave's system that used an angled display. So two new brackets were made that held the DRO bar at an angle. See attachments.

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