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Re: Poor man's "setworks"
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2022, 09:29:38 AM »
vatour, check banggood.com you may be able to get longer for less.

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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2022, 11:40:04 AM »
This is what I got but I am pretty sure mine is longer than 24" I will measure it later. DRO
What is the rule made out of?  The listing says you can cut it to any length.  Wondering if you can substitute a metal yard stick so you can have more than 24".
It has a special printed surface they read off of. Mine is a 36" I don't see it listed on Amazon they must be out of them but if you search igaging 36" dro you will see other places to get them like eBay. The head with the digital read out is magnetic with a long cord so you can put it anywhere you want on the mill head.
Wood-mizer LT40HD-G24 Year 1989

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Re: Poor man's "setworks"
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2022, 06:06:31 PM »
Well, I got to try out my gage today, and it works well.  However, the other development is that the installation of the custom indicator that I made yesterday gets me a lot closer to dead on each time.   So I tried the gage on every cut, but with one exception, it was only to confirm the reading on the log scale and no adjustments were needed.  Thanks for all the feedback on this topic.  I appreciate it.

 

   

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Re: Poor man's "setworks"
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2022, 07:15:38 PM »
Good to hear.

Would it be possible to put another layer or two of plastic with another line on there?
One line next to scale and the other closest to your eye.


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Re: Poor man's "setworks"
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2022, 07:43:47 PM »
My original Setworks croaked on my '97 LT40 Super, so I'm back to using the scales and pointer. The easiest thing you can do is make yourself a set of quarter scales. Mine are 8/4, 6/4, 5/4, and 4/4 on the factory Woodmizer scale. They account for blade kerf, so 8/4 leaves a full 2" board, 6/4 leaves 1.5" etc. You could make your, say a 4/4 scale for full 1"- start at 1", +1⅛"=2⅛+1⅛=3 etc. Having those marks made out ahead of time saves you from doing math in your head, which invariably leads to mistakes. 
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Re: Poor man's "setworks"
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2022, 08:28:29 PM »
Crusarius .... hadn't heard of bandgood.com but i did check em out,.. all there DRO were AC,..good prices tho and lotsa cool  stuff.. tks. 
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2022, 08:31:10 PM »
yea, be careful you could get lost for days looking through their site.

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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2022, 08:58:02 PM »
If you could set you mill up similar to the woodmizer LT15 it's very accurate. I looked at other mills but couldn't figure out how it would be possible to be consistent. I don't think it would be impossible to set something similar up on just about any mill. If you are interested in how it works I could explain more or I'm sure someone has a youtube video on it.


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