Cheap Dial Indicator

When evaluating a previously owned lathe it is important to know if the headstock spindle runs true.  The most accurate method is to determine the spindle runout with a machinist’s dial indicator.  An acceptable substitute can be fashioned by chucking a sharp pencil, ballpoint pen or, better, a fine felt marker into the headstock.  Hold a paper card flat against the tailstock and crank the tailstock until the card just touches the point of the writing instrument.  Turn on the lathe.  You can adjust the offering price downward depending on the size of the ovals that are drawn on the card.

Events

Turn for Troops Turn-a-thon  Sat Nov 10th Manchester Woodcraft from 10-3

The November meeting will be on Tuesday November 27th at 6:30 PM at CT Valley School of Woodworking at the Woodcraft in Manchester

Club’s holiday party will be at the meeting. Potluck!  Remember to bring your grab bag gift.

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday November 25th 1-4PM. Bring tools, wood & turn with fellow wood turners.  Remember to please contact Jim if you are interested in attending This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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