View Full Version : Indicator clamp from scrap

05-08-2006, 10:06 AM
Made from scraps, lock lever from bike shop used ($1.00) Idea came from the WEB with my updates.



Sorry not big on finishes :(

05-08-2006, 10:18 AM
John, Now that's a good idea! No wrench to get lost in the swarf under the lathe. I'm going to have to copy that one. Thanks.

05-08-2006, 10:47 AM
Copy away, wasn't all my idea someone went before me

05-08-2006, 10:47 AM
What is the ring for?

05-08-2006, 11:24 AM
Must be for your thumb so youse can grab it really good so it dont drop. HM or perhaps a indicator fits in it to. We shall have to wait and see.

05-08-2006, 11:26 AM
TO hang it up, but turns out it is good for hanging on to while setting the lock lever ;)

05-08-2006, 11:31 AM
Now that is a dandy idea.....

05-08-2006, 12:16 PM
You don't have to apologize for the finish, it's the idea that's important. I copied the pictures and this is in my to-do file. I have to modify it somewhat to fit my lathe.

Thanks for the information.

I have no problems, only opportunities

Cecil Walker
05-08-2006, 12:47 PM
I like that, definately on the to do list. Thanks John.

john hobdeclipe
05-08-2006, 12:56 PM
Looks Good, quick, handy and functional. You may consider placing a steel washer under the quick release cam, so you won't have the two pieces of aluminum rubbing together and galling.

05-08-2006, 02:17 PM
An old idea with a new application. Good show. I will file that away for later use.


05-08-2006, 02:51 PM
I made up a similar unit a while back. Second time I used it, I forgot the 'clock's'
limited travel and something had to give and it was the stem.
$50 later a simple modification. I now use a strong magnet that stays in position
but will simply slide out of the way if I forget and 'over travel'.

05-08-2006, 03:03 PM
That's an old idea that has many forms. Glad to see it resurected and put to a usable design for you. Ya gotta finish paintin' it though. :D