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    Lathe Cross slide glass scale DRO installation

    By the way, I didn't think I would show that, there are so much information available about that, but as I was to disassemble it, I took some pictures, so here they are, for the record.
    My lathe is a 10x30 inch, so 250mm x 750 mm.

    There is really no much room to install the scale, and I had to grind a channel through the back slide of the carriage to make room to the wire to go out on the rear side.
    I made a thick aluminum plate to screw the scale on, and I milled some recess for the gib adjustment set screws to fit into.
    And eventually, the cap was made using the aluminum angled profile originally provided with the glass scale, but I had to cut it along its length in order to reduce its size to the minimum.










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    Thanks Christophe Mineau! We've added your Glass DRO Cross Slide Mount to our Lathe Accessories category,
    as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    nice work! I had thought about mounting under the carrage on my 9x20 pos enco ( got it just 2 weeks before they closed up) or possiably put a electronic scale on it.



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