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    Digital Readout Display Stand...Sherline 2000 mill

    Well my visit to California found me in tool man delight. I always wanted a radial drill press and a real Bridgeport.
    Not going to happen in my little shop. So what is the next best thing? I saw it when I was at the Craftsmanship
    museum in Vista California. The master machinist had one on his small parts work bench. The large room also had
    full size lathes and of course a Bridgeport.

    On the small table was this model 2000 Sherline mill. Well it is what I call my Mini Bridgeport and Radial Arm Drill Press.
    Of course I had to have the digital readouts.

    That makes for a project. Need a way to mount the digital readout display so I can see it no matter where the spindle happens to be
    and however it may be articulated. Number two requirement was to keep the cables contained and safe.
    I think this project attains both goals.

    I used a camera tripod ball head that I was not using. Just stored in one of the many drawers full of stuff.
    The ball heads have a "standard" 3/8-16" thread so a good ole hex bolt would work for the shaft.
    The Sherline 2000 has a wonderful arm supported by the column. I used this arm by adding a top plate and
    bottom plate that was milled down .050" to give the plates an alignment boss. Each had a 3/8 hole drilled through.
    Make a small spacer to raise it up a bit and the main mount is done.

    Machined a piece of aluminum to fit the top of the ball head and then drilled two clearance holes for 10-32 screws to hold the display box.
    Made a small "nut plate" for inside the box making sure there would be enough space for it to clear all electronics.

    The result:
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    Sherline 2000 Mill Display Mod 1

    After I finished that I could see that it would be an advantage to be able to have a few modes.
    Left side mounted.
    Right side mounted.
    Both must maintain articulation.

    I only had to make an extra spacer, support bar, and one knurled knob and one additional 3/8-16" bolt and washer.

    Spacers can be optional but right now they seem about right.

    Cheers, JR
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    Thanks jjr2001! We've added your DRO Stand to our Milling category,
    as well as to your builder page: jjr2001's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Congrats on your smaller dream acquisition jjr! Those a surprisingly accurate and with a DRO...Nice. My son had one at his work for small proto work...very cool. Nice build on the DRO mount and it's versatility! Thanks for sharing!

    ~PJ

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    Thanks PJs, Very nice machine. Still working on upgrade number 2.
    Should be ready by tomorrow.

    Cheers, JR

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    JR,

    The model 2000 Sherline mill is a nice machine for small milling operations and a wonderful addition to your shop. I have been wanting to see the Craftsmanship
    museum in Vista California which is an easy drive from our houses in CA. My friends and I have been wanting to make the visit to the museum and will do so in 2018.

    Regards,
    Paul Jones

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    Well worth the trip and the Sherline factory tour is only about seven tenths mile away.
    You will love the museum. I am going back in March or April this year and plan on spending at least a day there.

    Cheers, JR


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