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  1. #21
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    Nicely made holder. I have to ask...why not just use your mill to true up the square tube?
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    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
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    Hi Roy,
    Exactly.
    The mill would have been better alround but it was the only square stock I had hanging around to test the new chuck.
    It needed squaring for another project and I found out I needed this indicator jig to use the chuck so it all worked out.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    Makes sense in oh so many ways! Looks like it's about time to invest in a finger style indicator for your lathe work. I've a number of old lug back plunger indicators, but a finger style is so much easier to use on a tool post.


    EDIT: Actually, I find a Noga brand mag base indicator holder invaluable.
    Last edited by WyoRoy; 04-08-2013 at 11:22 PM.
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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    Hi Roy,
    I have one of those lever type indicators but for squaring square it only moves a little bit before end of travel while the dial type has heaps to avoid the corners. May be there is a better way but I have not been shown it.
    Thanks Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    If it works for you, that is the only thing that matters. I've been known to plop down a section of 1" flat stock across the lathe ways and sit a surface gauge on top to rough align stock in the chuck before bringing out the indicators.
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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    Hi Roy,
    Have you got a stock stop for your mill.
    When rounding the corners I marked a line on my vice so I could spin the part but have it align again without adjusting the X,Y,Z.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigantor View Post
    Hi Roy,
    Have you got a stock stop for your mill.
    When rounding the corners I marked a line on my vice so I could spin the part but have it align again without adjusting the X,Y,Z.

    Ji
    Stock stop...no. I use either a clamp on jaw stop on the Kurt vise or wind down a long T-bolt on the table next to the vise and work with that for a reference.


    You should be able to modify your new indicator holder to work on the mill table to catch the front edge of the work you need to mill to get the work piece indexed. See below...
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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    Hi Roy,
    Wow is that your mill? Pretty cool stuff. I thought about bolting something into the tee slots. I was thinking about making a permanent stop fixed to the vice. Something to index a part from both sides of the vice.
    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

  9. #29
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    No, not my mill...just a quick and dirty Google photo search result. Here's my old gal. shop%20pics%20019.jpg
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

  10. #30
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    Still a good looking mill.
    Well built machinery seems to work forever.
    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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