G4003G Metal Lathe
Meister BC-10L DRO
The best advise I can give
is lay the parts out and take your time in determining the best
locations for the
display. Take into account where most of the chips fall and where any
accessories bolt on such
as a follow rest.
Also look closely to make sure drilling and tapping does not interfere
with anything. Position
display away from flying chips and take into account any glare from
I started out by
determining the placement of the "X" axis scale. The easiest place
would have been on the front
of the compound
slide shown above. I decided against this since it's directly under the
cutting tool and this is
also where the
follow rest attaches to the front of the saddle.
I chose to attach the X axis scale to the rear of
the compound slide shown above. One problem attaching
here is that the saddle does
not have a flush mounting area shown with the red arrow. This is where
reading head would attach to. I decided to remove the saddle and mill
this area flush with the compound slide.
information on installing the X axis scale can be found at the bottom
of the page)
The Z axis scale was pretty straight forward and placed
below the removable gap shown
( Detailed information on installing the Z axis scale can be found at
the bottom of the page)
I mounted the arm to a steel bracket that I bolted to the side of
the electrical box.
The steel plate is 1/2" thick.
4 1/4" bolts attach the steel plate to the electrical box.
This works great and is very solid.
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