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Offline thecogwheel

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Height Gauge Arm
« on: January 16, 2017, 08:45:45 PM »
I made a depth arm for my 2 beam height gauge (note that I spelled gauge correctly :)):



There is also a video:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNjlqHtmzo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNjlqHtmzo</a>

Now my height gauge is a lot more useful! The pin is threaded (4-48) for standard indicator ends. It was a fun project. For personal therapeutic value I decided to use the shaper. I would set it and try to walk away and do something else but I just found myself watching it go back and forth curling a nice chip each stroke. What do they say, simple things for simple minds or something like that.  I turned the pin between centres, and I was quite pleased with how tightly the import lathe I had held tolerance. 

Drawings on are my blog: https://thecogwheel.net/2017/01/16/height-gauge-depth-arm/

Here is the link to the Youtube page:  https://youtu.be/yPNjlqHtmzo

Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: Height Gauge Arm
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 03:11:15 PM »
Very nice project! Well sorted.

Eric
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Offline NormanV

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Re: Height Gauge Arm
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 05:01:58 PM »
I am interested that you make a point of spelling gage(sic) correctly but use strange dimenshuns for the threads (4x48) I have never understood that. Vive la difference!

Offline krv3000

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Re: Height Gauge Arm
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 05:06:29 PM »
hi and a job well dune

Offline howsitwork?

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Re: Height Gauge Arm
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 05:17:16 PM »
looks good, :thumbup: made you happy, :thumbup: Jobs a good un!

Ian

Offline sparky961

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Re: Height Gauge Arm
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 06:32:32 PM »
I am interested that you make a point of spelling gage(sic) correctly but use strange dimenshuns for the threads (4x48) I have never understood that. Vive la difference!

These days I'm happy if there's only one single letter word in a sentence: "I" or "a".  [as opposed to the other single letter words: "r" (are), "u" (you), and probably a handful I don't know]

CogWheel:
This has been on my "build sometime" list for quite some time, but hasn't made it to the "built it" list quite yet.  Looks like a well-executed project that will expand your accurate measuring capabilities considerably.

Offline Biggles

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Re: Height Gauge Arm
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 01:52:07 PM »
Hi and well done for spelling and project. :clap: :nrocks: