H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
- Oct 6, 2014
I'm looking for some ideas for mounting the head unit of a DRO on the 5914 Clausing. It's a little complex, given clearance for the (still functional) speed controller, the tapered pedestal and, in my case, taper attachment. So far, I've seen a mast welded up and mounted on the electrical box that protrudes from the back and a RAM ball mount with arm bolted to the top deck. I'm considering something using Super Strut but am still working on the design. Might almost be best to make a freestanding rack behind the lathe as I have clearance all around it. The RAM ball mount looks to be the simplest although it requires drilling the top. I haven't taken the top off yet, but it looks a little complicated. I've already mounted the scales and readers and am currently using a Magic Arm and Super Clamp for the head unit but it's a little wonky.