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    Lathe carriage lock low profile lever

    After having recently installed my new DRO glass scale on my lathe cross slide, I had no more access to the carriage lock screw, which is quite annoying for some operations like parting off.
    So I decided to disassemble the scale and made a small contraption with a milled hex head and a cross pinned lever that could keep below the scale.

    Here are the pictures :

    Before :

    The low profile lever , made on the lathe, milled using a rotary table to form the hex key, lever is press fit in the head.

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    Thanks Christophe Mineau! We've added your Low Profile Carriage Lock to our Lathe Accessories category,
    as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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