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Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« on: January 02, 2022, 01:00:09 AM »
2 axis DRO from DRO Pros is going on order Monday.....

8x40 lathe specific with magnetic scales.   

I'm done with dials.....or should I say my eyes are done with dials.....

The dials on Samantha bell are 70 years old   they're worn and stained....so they're hard to read ...especially splitting a line....no more

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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 01:04:57 AM »
Fun!   Get a landing strip for the sliegh packed down in the back yard...

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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 01:55:36 AM »
Good for you Dave.  Our old peepers need all the help they can get.    :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2022, 05:56:57 AM »
Santa is good about knowing what you want.  And you've been a very good boy this year!
Congratulations, Dave!
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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 08:08:59 AM »
Sounds good  :)

I would check to see if the three axis display unit is the same price (they usually are). That way you have the option to add it the third axis later if you fancy and from the front they are identical.

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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2022, 10:55:12 AM »
Would that be for the compound or the tailstock Jo?
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2022, 11:28:41 AM »
That's for the compound. The 3 Axis displays combine the saddle feed and the top slide to display a single Z axis measurement. You don't have to fit the top slide scale but you have the option later to add it. (and its there if you move the DRO on somewhere else later)

If they do a higher resolution read head buy that one for the X axis  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2022, 06:28:31 PM »
Thatís exciting Dave! Iím looking forward to seeing the installation.
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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2022, 07:28:01 PM »
Actually,  3 axis doubles the price to $1800.....

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2022, 08:10:08 PM »
Actually,  3 axis doubles the price to $1800.....

Dave

The DRO PRO's stuff is good quality - therefore nothing comes for free! I decided 2 axis was enough. I couldn't figure a decent arrangement to get a scale on the compound slide, even the low profile ones. From my research it looks like 2 axis is the most critical and popular combo, although a standalone battery powered DRO for the quill is a pretty inexpensive and decent addition.
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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2022, 08:27:27 PM »
 :o It has been a couple of years but I didn't think I paid more than £350 a set. Just checked on Fleabay (Colin advertised his there) yes Glass scaled DRO set ups £310 and £370 a set. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174239718890?hash=item28917f1dea:g:FJ8AAOSwiSpgANEy

Just wandered over to the main UK supplier of DROs: https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/lathe-kit/universal  £385 for a magnetic lathe set up  :thinking:

Those magnetic scales must be really expensive over your side of the pond :paranoia: How dear is a Newall set up? Edit: Just checked still around £2K  :facepalm:

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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2022, 09:55:26 PM »
All I can say Dave is what took you so longÖÖ..

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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2022, 11:38:21 PM »
Actually,  3 axis doubles the price to $1800.....

Dave

The DRO PRO's stuff is good quality - therefore nothing comes for free! I decided 2 axis was enough. I couldn't figure a decent arrangement to get a scale on the compound slide, even the low profile ones. From my research it looks like 2 axis is the most critical and popular combo, although a standalone battery powered DRO for the quill is a pretty inexpensive and decent addition.

Yup   DRO PRO's is where I'm going to get it.    Lifetime warrantee, Veteran owned and operated.

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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2022, 10:31:12 PM »
My DRO is now in the US.....getting closer!!!!


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Re: Santa is coming a bit late.....but he's coming!
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2022, 10:40:07 PM »
Dave will be sitting out on the roof with the binoculars for the next few days, watching for the big red sled! 


Hmmm, Santa in shorts and t-shirt, reindeer with Big Gulp cups....!   :Lol: