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.
The other side a 6mm hole to mount the gauge and an M6 in the bottom to clamp it all secure.
Worked like a charm.
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."
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
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