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    Indicator Fine Adjuster for magnetic base or other mount

    It is much easier to re-zero the indicator when you have a specific knob that just changes
    the indicator engagement and you don't have to loosen the supporting linkage.

    Very similar to Brand name units but newly put on paper by me!

    My steel was just a piece of 3/4" by about 2" long hot rolled.
    Finished dimensions are a bit under the drawing sizes but you can get the complete picture from them.
    Requires in addition one 10-32 thumb screw and one 5mm x .8 button head short screw.
    Make sure the button head screw is not too long or it could hit the rotating magnet in the magnetic base.
    (in my base you can see the part rotate thru the top mounting hole).

    Cheers, JR
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    Nice write up, pics and drawing, JR. Thanks for the good idea. I find the ones that have the adjuster in the head jump around when trying to dial it in and not smooth at all. This would be a good fix and the brass screw would tend to be smoother too.

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    Thanks PJ. The brass thumb screw head could be larger in diameter. I find this one a bit small but it works for now.

    Cheers, JR

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    Very nice idea and build. I like the size of the adjustment screw, no worry about bumping the mag base out of position.
    Very nice and such a simple fix. Thank you for sharing.
    Nelson

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    jjr2001,

    Thanks for posting this neat idea! Where did you find the red linkage?
    Dick


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    Thanks Nelson, it does improve the "setability" of the DTI or DI.
    I am working on another type but need to fix my mini lathe first.
    Seems that I have one or more bad FETs in the controller. Think I will just change out all of them at once.

    Dick, I bought them a couple of years ago on eBay.
    Here is a current link on eBay that I found today:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metalwork-G...vTa:rk:22:pf:0



    Cheers, JR

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