I came up with this setup a while ago and it is an inexpensive, accurate, indicator for your Tail Micro Lathe Z Axis. The hardware is 3D Printed at 100% infill using PETG Filament. It is super sturdy. It uses a finger operable “Glass Reinforced” 10-32 knob to adjust it, a 2-56 Allen to hold the dial indicator in position and comes with a dial indicator. The DRO has one inch of travel. It works best with the tail stock removed. It can be used with the tail stock in place, but it limits usable the movement.
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