..... And then there is the whole shop attire situation. Now that he is joining the elite dro club, he's going to have to dress the part, with perhaps a hat toss, Mr Crispin style, upon entering the shop door...LoL!
And we haven’t gotten started on debating the merits of TouchDRO vs. the far east clones, not to mention glass vs magnetic…….
Let the “help” begin.
i used to tease the wife when returning home from a gun auction with another batch of "just had to haves" by throwing my hat in the door first....if it can back out all chewed and ripped I didnt take anything in with me, hid them for a few days.perhaps a hat toss, Mr Crispin style, upon entering the shop door.
Though that's exactly what a fellow has to do at least once. I love my little self-made timber trame hut. A couple of summers in the woods building it that I wouldn't trade for all the dimensioned lumber in the world.If I need to build a shed, I'm going to get my lumber at H.D. not harvest pine trees from the forest.
And I should add: I'm never going to do it again!Though that's exactly what a fellow has to do at least once. I love my little self-made timber trame hut. A couple of summers in the woods building it that I wouldn't trade for all the dimensioned lumber in the world.
I learned machine shop in High School, but 10 years later I got the home machining bug by using my friend's Hartford mill with a Sony DRO on it. A few years later I bought a mill without a DRO. U used it nearly 20 years that way. I much prefer using a mill with a DRO.
harder to make calculation mistakes and eliminates the 'one turn too many/to few mistakes...
the DRO tells you where the cutter IS, not where the dials say it is. That is the most important feature...
I have 3 vertical mills and one of them doesn't have a DRO... yet...
John I haven't really looked at anything, hasn't been a priority, but the ones I remember seeing end up outside on the right or left. When I do need something better than the dials, I really need accuracy (like for expensive bearing fits) so not sure what sort of sub thou accuracy you can expect with most of the ones that would be in my snack bracket. I did splurge and put a Newall on the mill, but have zero interest in spending that on the lathe. (Truth is I have next to zero interest in doing anything with it, the Mit indicator so far does the trick)