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

The June meeting will take place on Tuesday June 27th at 6:30PM at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking at the Manchester Woodcraft

Chris Dudley will be demonstrating 'Goblets'.

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday June 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." style="font-size: 13px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.