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

The Woodworking Show  will be held January 10th-12th up at the Big E in the Young building.  Times are Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3.  Come out to see your fellow turners!

The January meeting will take place on Tuesday January 28th at 6:30PM.    Meeting will be held at at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in the Manchester Woodcraft located at 249 Spencer St., Manchester, CT. 

The cancelled December holiday party will be at the January meeting.  Club will provide for pizza party.  Please bring a dessert and grab bag gift.  The Chris Ormsby memorial wood auction will take place this night as well. Cash/check or credit card

 Bring your ideas for demos for 2020!

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