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Dial Indicator Application

#58345 by dusty » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:24 pm

I don't know for sure but I do believe this approach works. I will wait until I need to realign the table to test the jig but when installed on my table now it appears to be 'right on'.

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#58346 by heathicus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:30 pm

Awesome, Dusty. This could also be used to check the alignment of the fence, couldn't it?

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#58357 by dusty » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:36 pm

heathicus wrote:Awesome, Dusty. This could also be used to check the alignment of the fence, couldn't it?

Yes, in fact it can and did. The set up that Shopsmith sells can be used the same way though and with the same degree of accuracy.

I have a fence that I bought on eBay to be used on my Crafters Station. It is bowed but only on one side. I think that I'll have to equip it with a sacrificial fence to make it completely useful.

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Dial Indicator

#58358 by dusty » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:11 pm

I recently purchased a second dial indicator from Woodcraft. I thought that I had found a pretty good deal; only paid $23.95 (including tax). Then today I found this. A much better deal because it includes the tips and a magnetic base.

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#58361 by beeg » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:22 pm

[color="Blue"]OK Dusty, you'd but it for less. BUT HOW MUCH for shipping?[/color]

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#58366 by dusty » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:41 pm

beeg wrote:OK Dusty, you'd but it for less. BUT HOW MUCH for shipping?
The shipping would be $7.68.

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#58381 by pennview » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:52 pm

I received a few thing from them this week and the shipping was a bit over $11.00 to Pennsylvania.

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Dial Indicator Application

#58416 by dusty » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:53 am

My dial indicator set up has been calibrated and validated to my satisfaction. As a result, you can all rest well knowing that the miter tracks in your table are, in fact, parallel to one another.

My testing shows that on all three of my Mark V tables the miter tracks are within .003" of right on.

Actually, the miter tracks are likely to be even closer that that. What my testing has shown me is that my test set up is repeatable and accurate to within my self declared tolerance of .005" for all work done on/with the Mark V.

The set up I used is self explanatory.

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PROJECT COMPLETE

Sure do wish that I had kept all of those aluminum plates that I had.
They come in real handy for projects like this. They were milled to some real tight specifications for some qualification testing that I was involved with. If I had foresight, I would have handled them more like precision instruments than I have.

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#58421 by robinson46176 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:47 am

dusty wrote:PROJECT COMPLETE

Sure do wish that I had kept all of those aluminum plates that I had.
They come in real handy for projects like this. They were milled to some real tight specifications for some qualification testing that I was involved with. If I had foresight, I would have handled them more like precision instruments than I have.




Good old 20-20 hindsight. :)

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