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    five setups with an edge finder

    five setups with an edge finder
    but there are 6 that i know of or could remember
    on the 5the segment i included 2
    this video was made to instruct my students on the how to on "setups"
    the general use and maintenance video will come later
    with this video i tried a new editing style (video interacting with photos to try and get a better understanding)

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    I wish I'd had this when I was learning how to use one. I have one of those double-ended edge finders and unfortunately I'm self taught. It took more than a little scratching to figure out I was supposed to hold it by the center body and not the end.

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    Hi Elizabeth
    thank you for your reply
    I am trying to develop a style that a student can visualize and repeat when delivered in small chunks
    Ray :-)

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    We can also locate [via pointed edge finder] accurately scribed centers by setting the point in one axis of scribed line LIGHTLY, then move axis until the body and point measure concentric [by feel or micrometer] then the other and recording each position. Some use a fingernail to detect the offset; I use .003 feeler gauge. Small clean holes can be done the same way.
    It's good to have a selection of edge finders. The .200 are popular, but aren't ideal centering on larger shafts. .500 , not having that neck work, until the amount chucked and remaining section won't reach the centerline of bar.
    But all-told, I use a static dowel, or round body above flutes of an endmill nearly as often.
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    toolmaker 51
    thank you for your reply
    this video was made for my students to give them an idea of what they can do with an edge finder
    there is a sixth use that i missed it was locating a round part vertically in a vice
    toolmaker 51 thank you for your input I might use it in a more advanced video
    Ray :-)

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    Happy knowing somewhere, genuine vocational courses are still offered. I'd throttle whoever first decided it was no longer viable elective curriculum.



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