I recently aquired my Myford M-Type. It has only one vernier scale
and that is on the cross slide. In the current issue of Engineering
in Miniature, there is an article on fitting a linear scale to a
milling machine. The author talks about and shows a picture of a
digital readout (like on a digital vernier) which he added to his
Myford tailstock but gives not details on this.
I am thinking of mutilating one of the cheap (sub 10 pound) digital
verniers that are common now and fitting it to the tailstock but I
could do with some guidance. I can imagine how to mount it to the
tailstock body but am not sure how to attach the moving part to the
I'm thinking of making a collar to fit over the barrel. The collar
could be held in place with a small grub screw but my concern is that
the barrel rotates back and forth slightly - the collar would also
then rotate and cause stress on the digital scale. I am probably not
explaining my concern very well .
It seems likely that this would have been covered in a magazine at
some time - does anyone know where I might find some relevant info.
If this worked well then I might consider adding similar scale to the
cross slide and perhaps top slide too...
- posted 14 years ago