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    Vernier scale carriage stop

    I haven't posted much with regard to projects (laziness?!) - but thought I'd put this up. For the longest time, on my old Raglan lathe, my stop was a simple block, but felt something better was needed. A video was made but that was 3 parts long - instead I made a very condensed version for a sort of competition that was going on - probably easier to watch to show the main process. One or two errors were made but then corrected so, the end result is still very successful.

    I couldn't easily set up a 40 pitch thread, which would have given a finer scale for adjustment - instead used a 20 pitch but that still works very adequately. Used scrap material for most part.

    The video can be seen on my web site, where I index most of my YouTube videos. Below is an image of the finished item ...

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    I like to see a video of it being used. I am new to turning and wonder why one would need adjustable stop.

    Thanks for posting.

    Ralph

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    Nice stop Chris and glad to see it posted here. I have watched a lot of your YouTube vids and enjoyed them all.

    Cheers, JR

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    I've watched almost every video you made Chris! You inspired me to do many projects since I found your channel about a year ago. Keep up the good work!


    Bob ("RJ" on youtube)

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    Duh, now that I think about it I can see where making the vernier graduations could use a adjustable stop.

    And then I remember seeing a post where a guy had three adjustable stops in order to do graduations.

    He had also said to always make the groove left to right not right to left to avoid the burr.

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    Thanks ChrisB257! We've added your Vernier Scale Carriage Stop to our Lathe Accessories category,
    as well as to your builder page: ChrisB257's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    I've watched almost every video you made Chris! You inspired me to do many projects since I found your channel about a year ago. Keep up the good work!


    Bob ("RJ" on youtube)
    Thank you Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    I like to see a video of it being used. I am new to turning and wonder why one would need adjustable stop.

    Thanks for posting.

    Ralph
    Ralph - There are many times where during turning you want a positive stop with the carriage - for example, coming up to a shoulder. There is a video and I put a link to it in the original post - http://www.oldmansshop.com/vid-pages/emma-comp-stop.php - this was a compact version of the original construction work. No picture of actual use but perhaps you can imagine how it acts when set up. In fact I think at the end of my video there is a bit where the carriage is brought up to it to test - then just visualize a repeated cut being done up to that point.
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    Ralph don't feel bad I've been around lathes for 50 years and have only owned 1 lathe with a carriage stop. and that was the old Warner & Swayse #5
    they are nice to have like has been said for step turning but I've always had a trav-a-dial so just never thought of clamping one one on.
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    Very nice work Chris, I have watched many of your videos and always enjoyed them.

    Our toolmakers would use an indexing carriage stop using spacer blocks for setting, in fact the topslide was clamped up tight for rigidity, once you get used to working this way it is hard to go back, my topslide now lives in the cabinet and only used for tapers etc. I have instead a solid block post on my crosslide.Posted here. Top slide alternative

    One of my earlier posts showed my version of a carriage stop here.
    Heavy duty saddle stop.
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