Z axis DRO from digital caliper

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  1. Jan 23, 2010 #1

    radfordc

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    I bought a cheap digital caliper and mounted it to my mill to use as a z axis readout.

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  2. Jan 23, 2010 #2

    radfordc

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    The good thing about this cheap caliper is that the jaws aren't hardened. I was able to drill mounting holes with no problem.

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    Since the caliper is only 6" long I used a steel rod and some thumb screws to give it full range.

    Charlie
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 #4

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    Very cool. I need to order up a dozen or so of these digital calipers.

    Chuck
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 #5

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    Nicely done Charlie. Thanks for sharing. Did you cut the jaws shorter or are they still full length?

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  6. Jan 23, 2010 #6

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    I cut the tips of the jaws off where they join the flat part.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010 #7

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    Nice adaptation to put the display on the rod and thumb screw to extend the range. Very innovative. :bow:
     

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