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Mounting a Digital Readout

#180433 by Owad » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:21 pm

I hooked a digital readout up to my shopsmith.

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The configuration is inspired by the Shopsmith Edition Incra TS-LS: the encoder is mounted on the auxiliary table with a clamp and the scale is attached to the fence.

To connect the scale to the fence, I used a magnet on a board that attaches to the t-slot:

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I posted a few more pictures on my website, but I think the above basically explains how it works.

My cuts tend to be off by about .004", which strikes me as pretty reasonable. I think there's probably more play in the shopsmith and in my skill than in the scale.

One nice feature about this scale (iGaging 24-inch) is that it can display fractions of an inch, to 1/64.

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#180434 by algale » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:31 pm

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#180446 by db5 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:07 pm

Makes one wonder how they ever built those cathedrals in Europe without our modern technology and how such wonderfully crafted furniture was made without digital equipment and a Shopsmith.

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#180450 by JPG » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:31 pm

db5 wrote:Makes one wonder how they ever built those cathedrals in Europe without our modern technology and how such wonderfully crafted furniture was made without digital equipment and a Shopsmith.


Cut to 'fit'! :D


Also those huge quarry blocks moved without an equally large crane! See the latest 'discovery'

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#180519 by kablerj » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:35 pm

I picked up a Wixey WR700 at auction a while back. I was wondering how I would adapt it to my SS, now I know. Thanks Owad.

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#180802 by Owad » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:08 pm

I got tired of adjusting the height of the auxiliary table, and tried attaching the DRO to a floating table instead. The DRO is very light, and the table doesn't sag at all. With the configuration pictured below, it's possible to do cuts up to about 16.5" inches. With no gap between the tables, the maximum is 12.75".

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#181890 by jsburger » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:44 pm

Owad wrote:I got tired of adjusting the height of the auxiliary table, and tried attaching the DRO to a floating table instead. The DRO is very light, and the table doesn't sag at all. With the configuration pictured below, it's possible to do cuts up to about 16.5" inches. With no gap between the tables, the maximum is 12.75".

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I added a Wixey digital readout to my Pro Planer.

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John & Mary Burger
Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#181893 by jsburger » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:03 pm

OK, I have not posted here in a long time. Why does the picture I included not show up?

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#181895 by algale » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:08 pm

Problem with new forum software. Periodically pics don't show up. Rest assured, they eventually will.

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Gale's Law: The bigger the woodworking project, the less the mistakes show in any photo taken far enough away to show the entire project!

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Re: Mounting a Digital Readout

#181896 by jsburger » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:11 pm

Thanks



John & Mary Burger
Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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