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    Small Gauge holder for Boring Head

    Due to my Milling Machine being so small I had to move the vice to get the 20mm Drill in and out of the chuck.

    I needed a 21mm hole that needed to be a tight fit for my 12mm linear bearings. The 20mm drill drilled a 20.5mm hole so not a lot for me to play with to get the hole to a 20.95mm press fit.

    I had a small dial gauge that I wanted to use as an edge finder but never used as I got a very inexpensive commercial variety.

    A quick search on this forum and even on Google did not reveal anything. I hate to reinvent the wheel.

    So I quickly fabricated this holder. Basically 60mm of 1/2" square bar from the scrap bin, Turned the one side down to 12mm to fit into the boring Head. Here I used my socket adapter as I do not have a 4 jaw chuck.

    Small Gauge holder for Boring Head-bb-gauge-holder-1.jpg

    The other side a 6mm hole to mount the gauge and an M6 in the bottom to clamp it all secure.

    Small Gauge holder for Boring Head-bb-gauge-holder-4.jpg Small Gauge holder for Boring Head-drawing.jpg

    Worked like a charm.

    Small Gauge holder for Boring Head-bb-gauge-holder-2.jpg Small Gauge holder for Boring Head-bb-gauge-holder-3.jpg

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    bgerens (12-30-2019), bigtrev8xl (12-26-2019), DIYSwede (12-26-2019), jimfols (12-25-2019), Jon (12-26-2019), NortonDommi (12-24-2019), Paul Jones (12-25-2019), Toolmaker51 (12-25-2019), Tule (12-30-2019)

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    Thanks garage nut! We've added your Boring Head Indicator Holder to our Measuring and Marking category,
    as well as to your builder page: garage nut's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Toolmaker51's Tools
    If you can't find anything, maybe it really isn't 're-inventing the wheel'.
    Whether large casting, [ 1959 Blaw-Knox steel plant sugar mill casting - photo ] or garage nut's adapter, it is still Toolmaking.
    Think how few people claim that ability, comprehension, resources, even the initiative. I keep saying it, this "Ain't no mere hobby."
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    Thanks very much for sharing this. I can use one of these myself.

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    Great idea...something else to make

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    Canobi's Tools
    What a great idea, thank you so much for sharing


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