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    Micrometer stand

    Last edited by ttmrj; 06-19-2020 at 08:24 PM.

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    Thanks ttmrj! We've added your Micrometer Stand to our Machining category,
    as well as to your builder page: ttmrj's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Your work provided an idea for me. I have several toolmaker vises that I could use as micrometer stands but the vertical jaws would make it difficult to read the thimble position. I have an idea to make a simpler wooden wedge attached to the base of the larger toolmaker vise to provide the proper viewing angle for the micrometer. I will have to add two right angel plastic jaw protectors to prevent scratching the micrometers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Gday, I’m glad this has been a help, it is really handy, like having a third hand, take care, Matty

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    Beautiful work. It looks exactly like a mike stand made by an accomplished machinist should look.

    I made slip-on leather lined vise jaws for my Panavise and used that as a mike stand for years until someone gifted me this clever Fowler design...



    As you tighten the clamp on the mike frame the pressure spreads the holder and tightens it into its receptacle in the frame to lock in the viewing angle you desire.
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    "Go to town and polish?" or leave as is...That finish delivered by your shaper says far more than any amount of reciprocal grinding. Good show Matty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    ...until someone gifted me this clever Fowler design...



    As you tighten the clamp on the mike frame the pressure spreads the holder and tightens it into its receptacle in the frame to lock in the viewing angle you desire.
    Thanks for the tip, Marv! One single screw for tilting & fixing the tool - as simple as ingenious!
    Also, the holder arm's flanged recess requires the mike holding cylinder to be pressed down when assembling,
    and the cut-out's springiness preventing it from falling out.

    Perhaps a project for one of the rainy days?
    Last edited by DIYSwede; 06-29-2020 at 02:27 AM.

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    Gday Merv, that’s a great idea with the way it clamps in place while clamping the micrometer, really effective system, thanks for the kind words

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