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  • DRO Install on mill/drill

    Hi I just want to share some pics of my DRO installation, on my Enco mill/drill. I also went with the Meister 3-Axis DRO. I know, I know, it's made in China. But, I needed something that had a larger display. These old eyes ain't what they use to be. Anyway, here's a few shots......



    I used some spark plug wire separators, that I got from the junk yard, to bundle the cables.







    I just finished cleaning up and repairing a Logan lathe and now, the more I look at these pics, the more I want to paint the mill.....maybe in a couple of months, time to machine some metal....lol

    pete

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    Oh, and here is a pic of my somewhat completed shop.....



    The mill and rotary table....Ebay buy me now $125.00
    The Logan 11" lathe ....Free, for helping out a neighbor.
    All the tooling and DRO.....A Fortune !!!!!

    pete

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    • #3
      That looks like a really solid way of doing the Y-axis brackets. Nice job!
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      • #4
        Nice. Good work. Is it the first time you installed and/or use a DRO?

        Rob

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        • #5
          Originally posted by spkrman15
          Nice. Good work. Is it the first time you installed and/or use a DRO?

          Rob
          Hi Rob, Yes, this is my first time. I never used a DRO. I'm reading the instructions now ...lol. From just messing around with it, such as finding the center of a work piece, I like it already

          pete

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          • #6
            You will want one (DRO) on your logan next.
            I gave my Son a Logan model 200 a few years back. He bought a carrage like your's and a import quick change tool post. His claim is it does better work than before. either way I wish he would pick up his old compound carrage cuz I'm tired of moving it and I have to move again the spring.

            Scott

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            • #7
              Nice job lookin good I hope you have many years of good fun with it God Bless Alistair
              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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              • #8
                Nice job Twitch! I'm still at the grasshopper level and I find it necessary to salute my betters every now and then. You Da Man!

                Better watch out tho. I'm getting with the program!

                SP

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                • #9
                  Nice setup!

                  Looks good Pete! I see that you're well organized too. It looks just like my shop--Everything has a place. I just can't seem to find room for that place just yet.

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                  • #10
                    I'd give my eyeteeth for that DRO! Nice job!
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                    • #11
                      Slowtwitch nice job on the install. I just finished up mounting my Meister BC10 3M DRO on my Enco knee mill. I had it pretty easy because my mill had a Millmate DRO mounted to it before so most of the mounting blocks were already there. I just had to come up with the mounted for the knee axis.
                      Bob
                      Pics of shop and some projects
                      http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y39...achine%20Shop/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scott96088
                        You will want one (DRO) on your logan next.
                        I gave my Son a Logan model 200 a few years back. He bought a carrage like your's and a import quick change tool post. His claim is it does better work than before. either way I wish he would pick up his old compound carrage cuz I'm tired of moving it and I have to move again the spring.

                        Scott

                        Hi Scott,

                        I'm kinda working on that now



                        I have the glass scales, but, I don't have the readers. I already cut one to fit the cross slide. I didn't think it would work, cutting the glass and such, but I got it cut.

                        pete

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                        • #13
                          Pete, Nice job on the DRO but your shop image gave me a very important idea to ponder. I've been thinking of using some sort of stretched panels (plastic, fabric or whatever) to separate my wood and metal shops. Never gave a thought to shower curtains until now. Of course, frogs and fish would be a giveaway so I need to avoid them Den

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nheng
                            Pete, Nice job on the DRO but your shop image gave me a very important idea to ponder. I've been thinking of using some sort of stretched panels (plastic, fabric or whatever) to separate my wood and metal shops. Never gave a thought to shower curtains until now. Of course, frogs and fish would be a giveaway so I need to avoid them Den
                            Den, the shower curtains work out great. I work with aluminum 99.9 % of the time, so hot pieces of metal aren't a concern. The shower curtain in the pic actually separates my sons workbench from my stuff.

                            pete

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                            • #15
                              "shower curtain................."

                              And here I was thinking you were one of those clean people who have a shower before going in the house.
                              Nice DRO,I'm jealous.
                              Hans

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