Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Dial indicator for lathe quick change tool post - no dovetails!!

  1. #1
    Supporting Member the.hogman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Thanked 63 Times in 14 Posts

    the.hogman's Tools

    Dial indicator for lathe quick change tool post - no dovetails!!

    Instead of taking the proper route to cut dovetails in a QCTP toolholder, I simply welded two short bars onto a strap metal to fit in the dovetails. I then used this to mount a dial indicator. When centering a workpiece in a four jaw chuck, this is the only way to get it perfectly centered quickly. I can center a piece in under minute!
    Dial indicator for lathe quick change tool post - no dovetails!!-img_1632.jpgDial indicator for lathe quick change tool post - no dovetails!!-img_1633.jpg

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook
    Manufacturer of Kat Eyz Banjo and Guitar Capos. Handmade and customized personally by me right here in the central part of the USA.

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

    kbalch (Jan 21, 2016), Paul Jones (Jan 21, 2016), PJs (Jan 22, 2016)

  3. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Thanked 1,510 Times in 1,353 Posts
    Thanks the.hogman! We've added your QCTP Dial Indicator Mount to our Measuring and Marking category, as well as to your builder page: the.hogman's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

  4. #3
    Georgesg09's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Georgesg09's Tools
    The round rods on your adapter is what I am using instead of dove tails , my lathe is big and very old 20 inch swing , a standard quick change tool post is to costly , I decided on the piston type .

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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


Posting Permissions

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