novel idea of placing an accurate bubble level on the end
of the rule, and using the same, time tested "old timers'
trick, allow the user to easily see when the tool tip is
centered on the lathe's axis. You can make fine adjustments
and watch as the bubble tells you when the tool is on center.
No more straining your neck or running over to the tailstock
to peer over your bed! Could even be used to get your stock
close to centered in the chuck by placing the gage in the
center of one side of the rule and aligning rule with axis
of lathe on stock, then rotating chuck checking every 90
degrees or so. Using the gage in this manner on the milling
machine you can position your work absolutely level.
turners may find this setup useful when re-chucking rough
turned bowl blanks or checking the height of their lathe's
tailstock compared to the headstock on their wood lathes.
easy, accurate and CHEAP to boot! We'll even include a brand
new, stainless steel, 6-inch machinist's pocket rule FREE,
until our supply runs out! The face of the pocket rule has
1/64 inch graduations on one edge and mm's on the other
edge. The back of the rule has metric equivalents. A Starrett
rule like this is $16.50, same quality!
actual gage is made here in the USA on precision CNC equipment
- not of plastic, but of sturdy anodized aluminum with an
acrylic bubble vial. This little tool should last for generations!