R'lyeh Engineering Works
H-M Supporter Gold Member
- Mar 20, 2014
Wood and shiny metal just look good together, very nice.Trying to be more organized, and get stuff off my work bench. Had enough plywood to make a small wall hung shelf for the mill. For us old timers it’s basically a telephone shelf. Flat top, space for the swivel base and a drawer with sliding tray for end mills.
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Excellent idea, I notice a metal plate on one side of the dovetail, is that just a packer or is a wear plate?To test the dovetail cutters I made the other day, I practiced on some kind of hard plastic I had, and cut a dovetail modeled on the CXA toolpost. When I finished, it actually fit, seemed too good to just put back in stock, so I added a couple of metric dial indicators that were supposed to be imperial, but...since I had no real other use, too troublesome to send back, I mounted them on the dovetail so that one could check axial runout, while by using the other position on the QCTP, radial can be checked. Metric vs. imperial, we’re just looking for needle movement.
It seems quite handy compared to setting up a magnetic stand, and the way I was previously holding my indicator it frees up a $25 tool holder, View attachment 311055
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