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

CCW Annual Picnic - Sat August 12th 11am-4pm at Alicia & Butch's house 36 Randall Rd., Lebanon, CT.  Pot Luck.  RSVP - please call Lynda (review club memeber listing ph#)
 
Open Shop Events:
NO OPEN SHOP at Jim Kephart's in August
 
The September meeting will be on Tuesday September 26th at 6:30PM at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking at the Manchester Woodcraft.  Eric Holmquist will be demonstrating.  PIZZA PARTY at 6PM too!  Spouse Show & Tell!!