More Standoff views


Detail of simple stand-off - cut from AL roundstock from Big Box Store (Home Depot)

More Standoff views
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Y-Axis details


Another close view of the the Y-Axis hookup

Y-Axis details
DRO Mount 2

X-Axis preparations


The X-Axis scale can attach directly to the table.  This does preclude having a cover over the scale, but with the light work done on a small mill, I think this precaution can be left out.

The saddle has been put on the table backwards to facilitate proper alignment of the standoffs.

X-Axis preparations
DRO Mount 2

Tapping the Table


Since the X-Axis scale will be attached directly to the table, I have to drill and tap the mounting holes. They did go thru close to the holes for mounting the lead-screw endplates...  have to be careful!

Tapping the Table
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Reading center line of standoff


Here the saddle is back on the bed - but reversed so I can pick up the center of the standoffs. This will be used to drill the holes in the AL plate that ties the read-head to the table.  Scale is screwed in place.

Reading center line of standoff
DRO Mount 2

X-Axis tie-plate


A view of the short stand-offs and the tie-plate for the X-Axis.

 


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X-Axis tie-plate
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