For those with WM 250 + copied from my post in another thread.... **LINK**
Not exactly today, more over the weekend; made up a small X axis DRO for my lathe using a cheap digi calliper from Aldi's. The pics show the make up of it, although looking rough & ready I assure you that it was cleaned up somewhat once finished. The block can slide along with the saddle once the 5 mm lock bolt is freed off, when needed the bolt is locked to the underside of the shear & the read head is locked whilst the scale moves with the saddle. As for consistency it has shown to be within .01mm which I find acceptable for what I'm pottering with... not a lot so far...
Using the wiper fixing location, swapped the screw for a 3 mm bolt... the bracket has been soldered onto the scale
lathe x axis dro (1).jpg
Underneath fixing, used metal to metal epoxy resin.
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Not pretty but for testing set up ...
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Set at zero...
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135.91mm useable length
lathe x axis dro (2).jpg
Nothing complicated nor aesthetically perfect but a simple enough job for what I use at the mo' until I can afford some decent kit.