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    Quote Originally Posted by petertha View Post
    Tony has a very rigid & compact assembly to hold the indicator. But just a word of caution if you were thinking to replicate the rotating indicator action with a typical mag stand. All bets are off as gravity can act on the extended arms & joints. The dial will read differently upright than inverted & depending on the extended arm, even laterally side to side.
    Peter,

    Thanks for pointing that out. I should have done that in my original post. I have always hated the typical methods for mounting gauges, it is rare to see any that come anywhere near being rigid enough. I have not watched the video yet but I need no convincing that those mounts are woefully inadequate despite their widespread use.

    Tailstock alignment.-aligning-tailstock-07.jpg Tailstock alignment.-aligning-tailstock-08.jpg Click images for full size.

    In the desire for rigidity I have even replaced the original clamping method with a welded on tab, as the pix show.

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