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    This is a more elegant version than to put a pointer in the mandrel or a chuck with just the extremity eccentrically turned at a decimal diameter on the lathe, and less easy to loose in the workshop than something looking like a pencil(I'm using the third version because that)

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    Any chance of a video of it working please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robonthemoor View Post
    Any chance of a video of it working please
    Yes, I have been thinking of doing that but it might be a little while before I get around to it. i already have a pile of other videos that i need to edit. There are videos on Gelbart's site that is referenced earlier in this post.

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    Thank you for you great build and also the link to Dan Gelbart, he does some really interesting work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
    Thank you for you great build and also the link to Dan Gelbart, he does some really interesting work.
    Dan is a smart cookie, self made billionaire as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfoale View Post
    Dan is a smart cookie, self made billionaire as well.
    And he's unusually humble too. There aren't many billionaires who choose to make instructional videos for people to learn about machining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfoale View Post
    Well I am a bit disappointed that nobody spotted my "deliberate" mistake with the clamp. As displayed in my original post and as I first made it, there were 4 points of contact, but of course that never works correctly. Only 3 points will be gripping properly, the fourth will be either not even be touching or gripping with minimal force. I am usually very conscious of these things and I don't understand how I made that mistake. It just isn't like me. In practice it worked fine but the purist in me wouldn't let it drop until I fixed it
    Late update to show how I fixed the four point mounting.

    Attachment 29326 Click image for full size.

    I cut back two of the original four contact points and added a flat head screw for a third point. I am much happier with it since I did that.

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    Sorry tony, but i can't open your links, with Safari or Firefox, the link is : http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/a...chmentid=29326

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okapi View Post
    Sorry tony, but i can't open your links, with Safari or Firefox, the link is : http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/a...chmentid=29326
    Strange. When I viewed the post after writing it the pix showed fine. Now they say invalid link. I will try adding them to this post

    Another laser finder.-laserfinder056.jpg

    Another laser finder.-laserfinder057.jpg

    Please let me know what happens now.

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    The direct links you put are good and on your post it's ok now, I don't know what happened before, for the pictures on the net the using my own website as hostage make me that sometimes too and need to reload the pictures, then ???

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