Tailstock DRO Part 2

Having made the clamp collar and bracket to fit the quill (see part one), next step was to make the magnetic wedge to fit on the angled side of the tailstock on the Colchester 1800. It is inclined at 6.6 degrees. I wanted the digital display to be at 45 degrees to avoid glare and keep the LCD reading angle good for best contrast.

CAD sketch in Fusion360, showing the angled counterbores
The part in real lifer
Back view – the M3 mounting screws poke out of the holes by 2mm and screw into the backplate of the electronic scale
Four rare-earth magnets epoxied into the pockets so it will attach to the cast-iron of the tailstock
Bolted in place and ready for a test fit

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