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    Hey,
    has anyone built the co-axial indicator in Guy Lautard's Third Machinist Bedside Reader?? Thanks Fred

  • #2
    I take it that no one has built the Co-ax indicator that he wrote about?? Looks like a good project to avoid a $200 item.. Let me know thanks Fred

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    • #3
      http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PMAKA=SD607-4907

      $200, maybe- How about $76.95.................
      "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~ Thomas Jefferson

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      • #4
        Better yet, CDCO has it at $48 ..... I got this one and its an amazingly nice tool---

        http://www.cdcotools.com/index.php

        And Shars at $59

        http://www.shars.com/product_categor...earch=303-3300
        If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........

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        • #5
          Hey,
          Many thanks to all esp Bill I ordered the one from CDCO. I was just getting ready to start the project. Thanks to all , Fred

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          • #6
            I made the Lautard coax indicator several years ago. I had a Benchmaster mill at the time, and scaled the plans down a bit to make a more compact version as daylight is limited on those small mills.



            It was not too difficult to build. I did end up mounting the body on an expanding mandrel after it was completed and assembled and facing the bottom to get it true to the bore to get it to run smoothly.

            It worked well, but has since been replaced with a Blake I got for cheap on eBay.

            It will be interesting to see how you like the import, they receive mixed reviews as to their longevity.
            Jim H.

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            • #7
              I bought one of the Asian versions from an HSM advertiser and have been very happy with it. On the mill it is fantastic when using the recently discussed brake rotor as a flat surface. I also have a daylight limited mill and it's worked great, regardless.

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              • #8
                PS.
                ....real nice tool for re-aligning a tail-stock too..........
                "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~ Thomas Jefferson

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                • #9
                  I made one about 16 years ago. I use it to get close then when i need to get dead on i go from there with a DTI.

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                  • #10
                    Hey Jim,
                    Beautiful looking indicator!!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by laddy
                      Hey Jim,
                      Beautiful looking indicator!!!
                      ditto that!
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                      • #12
                        Got the Shars version, and it works extremely well. Very nice tool to have.

                        Best,

                        BW
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