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    Dial Indicator swivel universal rod connectors

    Never seem to have enough rod connections of the right configuration for all of my
    types of indicators and DTI's. Made some universal swivels from T6061 aluminum,
    half inch cold rolled and 8-32 all thread.

    There are 8 separate rod connectors shown. Four 1/4", two 5/16", and two 3/8".
    With the 8 knobs and 4 all thread sections I can make up various connectors
    for the same or different rod sizes.

    The connectors are 1/2" square aluminum with holes for the threaded rod and
    the indicator rod. Each one was sliced on the mill with a slitting saw and the
    very end of some were further cut with a hack saw to reduce the force
    required to flex the joint.

    Also shown are some short rod sections that can also be used to interchange
    certain swivels to other swivels.

    Not shown are various sleeves that enlarge the rods to the next size up.

    Even with all that I am sure I will find a combination that I will have to
    make up an adapter for in order to set them up. But that is perfectly normal.

    Cheers, JR
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    Your right JR you can never have enough of those things, I have a drawer full of those things I made over the years, I haven't seen anywhere I can't put a DTI, by the way I'm working on a knurling tool that you'll love,

    Doug
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    Can't wait to see the new knurling tool.

    Cheers, JR

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    Very nice work. Something you will use for many years.
    Beautiful work
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    Thanks NC, Already have two in use!

    Cheers, JR

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    thanks JR for the inspiration to make up some for myself, I never have the right combination.

    Ralph

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    Thanks Ralph, with a few of these just about any combination of arms/indicators can be set up.

    Cheers, JR

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    Hopefully I will get some shop time this winter, I have not been in my shop for the past six months.

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