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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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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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Barry Daniels wrote:
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.


Almost three years later, how are the tire gauges holding up?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2024 6:59 pm 
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Nice! Thanks for posting that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:02 am 
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Kbore wrote:

Almost three years later, how are the tire gauges holding up?


Just fine.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:18 pm 
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Barry Daniels wrote:
Kbore wrote:

Almost three years later, how are the tire gauges holding up?


Just fine.


THanks. I have dozens of uses for these, I'm going to give them a whirl!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:38 pm 
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I also use this same gauge to measure x-axis movement on my micro metal lathe. I glued some tiny rare earth magnets on the back of the gauge and just set it down on the lathe bed behind the carriage. Works great.



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