Central Connecticut Woodturners

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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.
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Events

Check under "Chips & Shavings" for this month's Pen Turning Event!!!

The May meeting will be on Tuesday May 22nd at 6:30PM  Meeting will be held at Jim Kephart's shop 85 Hilliard Ave., Manchester

Joe Stajduhar will be demonstrating the 'A bowl from 2 pieces of flat wood'

Jim Kephart's Open Shop this month has been canceled.