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Tenth's indicator mount for Brown & Sharpe Surface Grinder

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Technical Ted

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The Z axis hand wheel on my B&S 2B surface grinder is only graduated in 1/2 thousands and rather than guesstimating on 10ths I found myself mounting my mag base on the column with my tenths indicator. This got old quick. I've got a couple of tenth's indicators I wasn't using so I made up a permanent mount with a fine screw adjust that I can easily/quickly swing in and out and position it when needed.

The 1/2" round rod is out of an old dot matrix printer that was scrapped out. I made it fairly heavy because when measuring 10ths you want a very rigid setup. I basically copied the design used on my vernier height gauge. The large dial Mitutoyo tenths indicator is accurate, very easy to see/read and has some decent travel.

Works great!

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Might be a good idea to get a dust boot on the indicator plunger.
 

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Good suggestion. I'll most likely keep the indicator up high and drop a plastic bag over it where it will stay most of the time until needed. I only need it for fine moves.

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Yep, after playing with it this afternoon, it takes about as long to cover it as it does just to remove it, so that seems the logical way to go! I think I have a couple nice brass thumb screws someplace if I can find them...

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Nicely done.
 
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