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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The March meeting will be on Tuesday March 27th at 6:30 PM at Parkerville Wood Products at 580 Parker Street, Manchester, CT.

Eric Holmquist will be demonstrating "Dyes & Coloring".

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday March 25th 1-4PM.  Bring your tools, wood & come have fun.  If interested please contact Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.