Archive for February 17th, 2012

Relocated Sherline Tool Length Probe Switch

Putting the tool length switch atop the tooling plate has the advantage that it’s higher than most of the workpieces, but it also soaks up a bit of precious real estate. Moving it off the plate to the table puts it nearly level with the top of the plate, but at least now I have room for clamp blocks and suchlike:

Relocated tool length switch

Relocated tool length switch

It turns out that Sherline T-nuts protrude just an itsy above the top of the table (which lets them locate the tooling plate to the slot, for example), so I shortened one by filing it down to size:

Original and shortened Sherline T-nuts

Original and shortened Sherline T-nuts

Now, I’d like to front as if all that happened in a rational and well-thought-out manner, but the fact of the matter is that I completely used up one 10-32 stainless socket-head cap screw while thinking it was somehow still bottoming out in the slot, before realizing that the T-nut was sticking up. Drat!

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