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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:04 am 
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Inspired by Burton LeGeyt's router base.

I just epoxied the wood blocks to the aluminum. If I want to refine it later, it won't be too difficult to remove them.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:27 am 
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I use these cheapo digital tire tread depth gauges that you can get from the bay or amazon for about $10. I glue them to the tool or even use rare earth magnets for temporary attachment. The nice thing about them is they can be zeroed out at any point so no more math. The plunger stays in contact with the other part by gluing a small rare earth magnet to it. Works on routers, lathes, etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:40 am 
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I like your magnet idea but don't follow you on the zeroing out.

My dial indicators zero out by rotating the dial & locking into a new position, and my favorite feature, no batteries!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:42 pm 
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Those are good ideas! I have just been doing it by fractions of turns. But this seems like a way cooler idea. I bought a whole stack cheep digital gauges for just this sort of thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:32 pm 
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Just push the zero button.


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