Anybody have any favorite styles of sources of test indicators and holders
that will fit on a Sherline mini-mill?
I've seen lots of complex does-everything jigs that clamp normal sized
mills, but I'm not coming across much that will fit on a tiny little mill.
The mill itself is not this one, but similar
The spindle itself takes #1 morse taper, so one can attach collets, a
drill chuck and other tool holders. But, as can be seen in the photo,
there's not much clearance between the spindle and the table, especally
once you add a vise or other doodads. Mine has a taller column, but it
still seems like it could be tight.
I've never had to worry about clearance with their lathe as you're never
"trapped" inside the machine to measure anything, and regular sized
indicators and bases work fine.
Also, is there any reason at all not to just bolt a rod onto the back of a
plunger type dial indicator and just level things with that? What is the
magic of the finger type indicators other than can measure limited amounts
of travel 90 degrees from the face on the bezel?
- posted 9 years ago