Several times I had seen where guys had cobbled up a circle of LED lights for the mill spindle, but had never saw what looked easy - and cheap!- hey, I like to take the KISS approach when I can! So the other day one of my buddies was over borrowing the Cuttermaster (Delta Enterprises from the forum here) and we visited a good bit and he was telling me about this light he had found that was real easy - and cheap - to get on the spindle
I had done searches for a "halo, circle, ring" light and all I could get were the camera and microscope LED rings, which are just too small to adapt to the spindle--- soooo, look under camping! So I guess everbody knows this, but just in case some body dont -- like I didnt,-- heres the link.... They got a buy it now, but I just put an $8.50 bid in and got it -- and check out the FREE frt!
The light came today and I took bout half hour to get it on, --I think this in gonna help these ole eyballs. Its battery operated as comes, and the hole is a bit shy at around 1 1/2-1-3/4", and the little switch has to be moved -- and you gotta hunt up a wall wart (and NOBODY has any of those, do we?)
I used a 2" hole saw and ran the hole out, reset the switch over to the outer rim with a spot of super glue, scrounged up a wall wart & soldered it in the wires, and stuck it around the spindle with a ring of hot glue --- Now thats KISS engineering - and cheap!