Does this "pilot" taper at all? Mine has a slight taper. So far, I haven't found the details of taper. I'm toying with the idea of a collet chuck so I'd need to be able to make something with a good fit.
if you actually want micrometers and last word type indicators you can message me - my experience is that pawn shops are usually (not always) pretty aware of what they are selling. I'm still trying to dig out from under a giant pile of stuff from my friend's estate, I just reached to my right and picked up a Gem 222 which is a little less expensive than a Last Word (no less accurate though) with a blemish on the crystal - sigh - so much stuff .....
lesson: stuff can own you - my friend lost that battle, I'm fighting it.
Grizzly has mentioned quite a few times in the past having there own limited staff at some of the machine tool manufacturers as there in place QC for final acceptance the tool would meet there minimum standards.
I had two coaxial indicators, they are gone now - I can post Bob's plans for making one with a pair of inexpensive dial indicators, if that will help you.Im looking for a set of gage blocks & a coaxial indicator . Let me know what you have
well - - - for me then its a case of being in the right place at the wrong timeOK - - - maybe he will respond here (???).
Me? I list some things on OWWM in a forum called BYOD**, I list some stuff on ebay, and sometimes people call me. I use the same user name everywhere, e.g. william_b_noble. I have some items on my web site (wbnoble.com) but I rarely update that. I have one of these Deni-Tool things remaining, the other photos are of the DeVoe estate - some of you may have known Bob - a gentleman, a master machinist and a really major collector and accumulator (in a good way), I'm sure that an overflight with a magnetometer will show the before/after difference - for your reference, that large Zubal lathe sold for $2300, accessories for it brought on the far side of 30 grand - nobody would buy the lathe with acessories at 20 grand. it's all so weird. There came a point where my objective was to keep items out of the dumpster - I didn't succeed 100%, there was probably 30 grand of stuff left behind that I'm sure went into a dumpster, plus 2 40 ft containers with 6 lathes, a shaper, and bla bla bla.... I think that was all abandoned. my objective is to get my life back before this stuff takes it over .... (much of the estate photo stuff is gone now but some remains)
** note that most of the OWWM forums don't appear unless you join.
This will be my first experience dealing with Shars . I found shopping from their Ebay store they seem to have better prices than in their cataloges & they don't jack you as much for freight on some items . But I don't get how they do it . Look at the shipping differences here . Gage blocks SHARS 81 PCS GRADE B GAGE GAUGE BLOCK SET NIST CERTIFICATE M} | eBay $ 17.00 freight . Angle block set SHARS PRECISION GROUND ANGLE BLOCK SET 12 PCS NEW R[ | eBayThey can be used for different sizes of standards & for verifying height of parts to name a few . animal