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Tailstock and other stuff

Johnwa

Active Member
#1
The garage is too cold to work in so I took a few pictures of some small”projects”
I made this tailstock recently to go with my electronic spin index setup. It should also work with my rotary table if I put it on a raising block. I need to cut some slots in the sides of the base because the adjustment knob interferes with the rear slot.
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Johnwa

Active Member
#3
This is my no-spill, hard-to-tip-over cutting oil bottle. The copper pipe extends close to the bottom of the bottle so if it does tip over it doesn’t spill out the top.
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#6
Those are cool! Is there a set screw in the indicator holder to retain the indicator or is it a friction fit? One of those would be handy, faster than setting up a mag base and arm.
 

Johnwa

Active Member
#8
I’m printing a BXA sized holder today. The in progress picture shows what the interior looks like. I have it set for 25% infill. Near the corner of the dovetail is the hole for the height adjustment screw. You can’t just drill the hole later because of the less than solid infill. I’ve added a similar hole for a set screw to hold the indicator. I don’t know if is needed tho. The AXA one is just a tight friction fit and holds fine. DB74A829-1793-452E-ABEF-889A57A68530.jpeg