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Braintangler

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Here's mine, took a bit to figure out how I wanted to mount everything. The x and y axis were pretty straightforward. The Y needed a bracket made to hang the scale off of the table (1/4" 6061) and the reader bracket from the kit was milled to match the 4 degree base. The Z axis got a little more involved. I made a faceplate from .100" 304 to replace the plastic cover, then mounted the scale to it. The reader (moveable) was attached to the quill via a stainless arm and rod. A stainless cover mounts to the faceplate. Hopefully this helps for someone looking to mount a DRO to their small mill.

The only thing I am not happy with is the loss of the stop switch for the x drive motor since I mounted the x axis scale on the front of the table. I didn't want to lose the y travel to put it on the back. I never leave it unattended, so hopefully not a problem. 20181007_233152.jpg 20181007_233013.jpg 20181007_233007.jpg 20181007_232959.jpg 20181007_201437.jpg 20181008_001842.jpg 20181007_233025.jpg
 

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I installed a three axis DRO on a Grizzly G0755 mill. I mounted the x axis scale on standoffs in front of the limit switch system so I wouldn't lose that feature. The scale was mounted on a piece of ground flat stock. Here is a top view of the table with scale. G0755 X Axis Scale.JPG
 

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Clean install, nice job!
 

Braintangler

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I installed a three axis DRO on a Grizzly G0755 mill. I mounted the x axis scale on standoffs in front of the limit switch system so I wouldn't lose that feature. The scale was mounted on a piece of ground flat stock. Here is a top view of the table with scale. View attachment 277475
Great idea, thank you!
 
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