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 11th-13th 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 22nd at 6:30PM.  Meeting will be held at Jim Kephart's shop 85 Hilliard Ave., Manchester

Joe Garfola will be demonstrating inside/out turning.

 Bring your ideas for demos for 2019!

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