Category Archives: Alignment

Magnetic Base

This is my new magnetic base for indicators, and I am finding it to be very useful. It is just the right size for use on MiniLathe and MiniMill and has plenty of articulation. All the joints tighten when you … Continue reading

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More MiniLathe Tooling

I have used a Sherline lathe for about 9 years to make reel parts. In that time I developed many fixtures to facilitate lathe operation. Now that I am converting to a MiniLathe, new tools are needed. Here its a … Continue reading

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Mill Alignment

A feature of my new “HiTorque Mini Mill” is that the column (supporting the head) CANNOT be tilted to allow drilling at an angle. This lack of tilt is a positive feature because it means that there should be no … Continue reading

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Starrett 196

This is a “Dial Test Indicator Back Plunger Set”. A friend gave it to me for minor services rendered. It appears to be complete, as all the recesses are occupied. The indicator has a plunger rod sticking out the back, … Continue reading

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Rotary Indexer

I recently bought Sherline P/N 8700, “CNC Rotary Indexer”. It consists of three units. The first is the standard 4 inch rotary table, but with a stepper motor attached. Here you see it set up to cut teeth on a … Continue reading

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Fixtures for the Fixed Spindle Reel

These are the fixtures and modified tools that I use to make the Fixed Pillar Reel. Like yesterday’s post , this one supports an upcoming plan set. There is nothing new here, I have just brought it all together in … Continue reading

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The Last Word on Alignment

I am a great admirer of Starrett “Last Word” indicators. My collection is now quantity 4. These are lever type (as opposed to plunger type) indicators that look like they were designed in 1914. The range of measurement is only … Continue reading

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