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Q: lathe DRO / Goodwin or similar

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  • Q: lathe DRO / Goodwin or similar

    Christmas is here and I figure its a good excuse as any to finally DRO my lathe
    (Colchester Student). I'm looking at a "Goodwin" brand (UK) as they sell the whole
    kil for the Colchester, brackets, screws, shims, etc at what seems to be a reasonable
    price. (~$500, 2 axis).

    Here's the link:

    Am trying to make heads/tails of the manual and had a potentially silly question.

    The DRO seems to have an "R" function that I think steps you through milling inside
    and outside radii.

    I'm wondering if this would also work on a lathe? IE I zero both axes, give it a radius
    and the DRO steps me through turning a ball, for example.

    I have an older (Heidenhain) DRO for the bridgy but it has no special functions
    (unless you consider on/off special ) -- and have been looking forward to a DRO
    on the lathe for a while.

    Anyone know?