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    Depth measuring base for a caliper gauge

    I originally posted this as a metal lathe mystery project.



    Cheers Rob

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    Nice addition to your precision tools accessories. Also thanks for the visual tip on using the tailstock feed for the fine feed during the lathe milling operation.

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    Hi Paul,

    I wondered how many would pick up on that - you're the first.

    While it allows precision advancement of the carriage, it also has several other important benefits:

    - It prevents the mill slide from canting back, as you apply all pressure at the centre spindle line of the lathe.

    - It reduces chatter as the mill slide is braced at the back/centre line.

    Advancing the saddle with the carriage hand wheel is not a good idea, for all of the above reasons.

    Cheers Rob

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    Thanks xynudu! We've added your Depth Measuring Caliper Base to our Measuring and Marking category, as well as to your builder page: xynudu's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Hi Rob,

    A neat project and a very well-done video. Your Depth Measuring Caliper Base is our 'Best Documented Build' for February, 2016!

    You'll be receiving a $35 online gift card.

    Just send me your email address (via PM) and we'll get things processed directly.

    Congrats!

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