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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2022, 05:38:26 PM »
Looks great, Dave!  Now you just have to get the covers on and you're good to go!  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2022, 05:40:49 PM »
It's taking the spot of the traditional follower rest, but the SB unit is kinda hoky anyway.   I have a different follower rest that I built that I use that is much more useful,  so I guess I won't miss it.

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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #77 on: September 06, 2022, 08:50:49 PM »
OK   another rain day....so another day in the shop....for the most part....hey its MY vacation right?

I got the read head on the X axis aligned and shimmed, and what a joy to have it read out in .0002" increments!!   No more squinting at dials and guessing between the little lines!...it seems very stable and very happy...   Next is the Z axis bracket which is a bit more complicated.   It will also be the center for the cable management...and the cables are long.   

So next is a good clean of the chip tray area, and punch a hole in the back splash for the cables....and mount the DRO proper....where it belongs.      Very happy with my purchase!!!

Dave
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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #78 on: September 08, 2022, 02:17:48 AM »
It's all in!   and it works great!    I need to sort out the scaling on the axes,, as currently they are reading 5X what they should, but that's fine.  It's all in the set up

Only thing left is the strain relief at the saddle.     I'll take photo's shortly, but it's directly from the DROPRO's web site and guidance.

The other thing that I spent some time on is the position of the DRO itself.   I wanted it to be available from a seated position...which forced me to lower it 6" from it's first location   but I like it now...

More to come   Today was border line rain all day so I stayed in the shop....boat tomorrow.


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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #79 on: September 08, 2022, 05:27:21 AM »
Congratulations on getting the DRO all setup, Dave!  I'm sure you'll love having it!  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:
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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #80 on: September 08, 2022, 10:21:17 AM »
Congratulations with the Installation - You are going to love using it  :Love:     :cheers:

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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #81 on: September 08, 2022, 04:32:21 PM »
Calibrated!!  Also changed the set up to read diameter vs radius and corrected the axes directions to reflect positive and negative.   Now to learn all the features the DRO has, including multiple tool offsets,   Apparently my Z axis scale is a 1 micron scale vs a 5 micron....not sure how that happened, but the motions all check out compared to a Dial test indicator.... :shrug:

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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #82 on: September 10, 2022, 01:40:02 AM »
It's nice to dial in .0002" instead of guessing where that is between the dial lines ...the eyes aren't what they used to be.....opens a whole other world of what the SB9 is and is NOT capable of . I'll be tightening up my spindle bearings a schoch.... ( 1 micron scales on both axes currently)

Happy Happy!


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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2022, 11:50:48 PM »
There done.      Waiting to install a tool chest on the watchmakers bench.......took 10 years to accumulate and or build/rebuild all this.   

It don't happen over night   that's for sure!

Dave
 

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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #84 on: September 11, 2022, 06:16:20 AM »
Wow! That's a nice setup, Dave!  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:
Looks like a fun place to spend some time!

You certainly make efficient use of the space there. You pack a lot into a little area!

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Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Reply #85 on: September 11, 2022, 12:56:36 PM »
Wow! That's a nice setup, Dave!  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:
Looks like a fun place to spend some time!

You certainly make efficient use of the space there. You pack a lot into a little area!

Kim

Got no choice.    It's a little area!

Dave
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