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SmithDoor

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Here a photo of my portable DRO 5"
I have upto 12" that can move to mills and lathes.
It keeps new since most I do not use DRO'S.
I use a ¼" aluminum rod with mag base on carriage. Nice for doing snap rings.
DRO PORTABLE .jpg


Dave
 
I use a digital vernier caliper on my lathe carriage, and it works really well.
Poor-man's DRO, but so inexpensive and easy.

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What I did is over 20 years ago.
Photos of what did 16 years ago

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Here photos off internet.
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It looks simple and can be under $20.00 from HF. Even ones I for lathe are under $50.00. each. See photos.

If look at internet photos on left hand side you will see a small magnetic to carriage.
Using a standard DRO
Looks very simple.

Dave
 
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