Free 50 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mklotz mklotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    LA, CA, USA
    Posts
    1,309
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 2,344 Times in 840 Posts

    Milling light holder

    Lighting work on the mill is always a problem. Somewhere I picked up a small tripod head. I mounted it upside down to the bottom of the depth stop rod on the mill. I attached a steel plate where the camera would have attached so that I could stick one of those wonderful freebie Harbor Freight lights to it.

    Of course, the head can be adjusted to point the light anywhere. Another benefit is the fact that, moving with the spindle, if pointed at the end of the drill/endmill, it will always be pointed there regardless of the z-motion of the tool. Besides it makes a really handy place to store the detachable light which can be used for finding dropped tools, etc.





    Last edited by mklotz; 07-07-2017 at 02:54 PM.
    ---
    Regards, Marv


    Home Shop Freeware
    http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to mklotz For This Useful Post:

    DaveInPA (09-09-2015), kbalch (09-08-2015), PJs (09-09-2015)

  3. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 495 Times in 369 Posts
    Thanks Marv! I've added your Mill Light Holder to our Lighting category, as well as to your builder page: mklotz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


  4. #3
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,072
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 601 Times in 543 Posts
    Ah, a tripod head. Good idea for a light fixture I have kicking inside my head at the moment.


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 50 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    50 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •