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Offline b.lindsey

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Re: DRO for the Cowells
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2017, 09:01:47 PM »
Thanks Bob. This should make the Cowells much more user friendly when working with imperial dimensions, and metric too for that matter.

Bill

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Re: DRO for the Cowells
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2017, 01:50:40 AM »
Calling this one done except for replacing those pan head screws with some shorter SHCSs. The indicator clears the display arm with room to spare and the "X" axis setup seem plenty stable. All in all a rather neat addition I think, now back to making parts. Thanks for looking in.

Bill

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Re: DRO for the Cowells
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2017, 08:33:47 AM »
Thanks for writing up the fitting of this DRO set up, Bill, it looks neat, and has not needed very much modification of your pristine lathe.
  The small separate read outs placed where you can see them readily are a much nicer solution than the "vernier" type of built in display on some devices that I have occasionally wondered about fitting.  Also, your X arrangement can be almost instantly demounted if work piece / cleaning requires that.  Should be a big enhancement of the handy machine.    Dave

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Re: DRO for the Cowells
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2017, 01:17:06 PM »
Thanks Dave. I plan on giving it a good trial run today with an actual part.

Bill