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    Laser Alignment in the Mill/Drill

    A laser alignment tool for the milling machine or drill:
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    Low cost for the parts, some simple machining that took me around 2 hours from scratch and I have an alignment tool that takes away a lot of the messing around, more details on the page here: Laser Alignment – glue-it.com

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    Paul Jones (04-17-2017), Toolmaker51 (04-21-2017), Woodgeezr (04-17-2017)

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    Nice, thank you for posting.

    How small of a dot can you make?

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    Like you I made one inspired by Dan Gelbart also. I didn't go looking for ways to do it, I just happened across Dan's site by accident and what a find that is.
    Unlike yours I made the angle of the laser adjustable, which enables me to get the circle diameter that I want from any height of the quill. I also made it to clamp onto the outside of the spindle so that I can still use the mill with a tool.
    Anyway rather than hi-jack your post with details I'll describe it in a separate post.

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    Thanks editor@glue-it.com! We've added your Laser Alignment Tool to our Machining category,
    as well as to your builder page: editor@glue-it.com's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:






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