Been wanting to fix up the DRO on the lathe, at least on the Z axis, for a long time. The Igaging scales have been sitting underneath the bench for several years waiting to be used. The main reason for the scale? I've been missing count when turning, resulting in inaccurate parts being made. Since I've taken a new job to make some wheels for slot cars, I might as well use the opportunity to get this going.
Ok, here go the pics:
Being stupid and clumsy, I dropped the Mitutoyo DTI. The problem moved side to side after the accident. When I tried tightening the screw next to the probe, the wiggle didn't go away. So I decided to remove the screw to see what may be the problem. Big mistake! Several micro size steel balls started dropping out... Arghhhh... I've 3 dial indicators but only 1 dial test... Why?!?!?!?!