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    Scrap Bin Tail Stock Depth measure

    Always wanted one of them, but no 12mm Ali lying around of DRO vernier, So what is in the scrap bin?

    Piece of 32mm Pipe and some 10 x 10 sq bar.

    After some welding, drilling, tapping and painting and it is done.

    Scrap Bin Tail Stock Depth measure-tail-stock-depth-1.jpg

    Setting to "0" is moving the piece of yellow tape.

    Scrap Bin Tail Stock Depth measure-tail-stock-depth-2.jpg

    Crude but a lot easier than counting turns.

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    Useful without turning it into a grant project or work of art. That's my kind of solution.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
    Useful without turning it into a grant project or work of art. That's my kind of solution.
    I need to change my name. How's "Grant Project" sound?

    More related to the OP, a similar trick works on milling machine X and Y axis. The scale isn't required, just masking tape and ink pen.
    On any particular work -count the turns just once and mark the tape accordingly, even closely spaced positions. ie .200 - .400 - .600 - .800 - 1.000 - 1.200 - 1.400 - and .037 Benefit not so obvious in this? Visualize 20 something inches.
    That's where ink pen comes in, clean distinct tic-offs.
    Just became markedly easier to re-attain coordinates, right to the .001! Without spending dollars or interpreting DRO instructions.
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; 08-17-2019 at 09:34 AM. Reason: easy there, it's early Saturday no less
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    Hey Frank do you use a marker on your milling vise too as a dry erase board to jot things down?
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Frank probably does.
    Fred definitely does.

    See quip within rather than below. . .
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; 08-17-2019 at 11:26 AM. Reason: Let me be frank; that one is Frank S
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    I don't know which Frank you are talking to but this one does
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    Oops - didn't read the posts carefully enough. But to anyone named Frank I guess it still works.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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