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    Quote Originally Posted by topari View Post
    I maybe able to buy a replacement dial from H&F.

    I guess if 1 full rotation is exactly 8mm then half a rotation 4mm and so on. Could even go to 64 divisions of 0.125mm
    The Dial diameter is 96.00mm which to suit.


    Wondering if anyone here is willing to make a metric only dial for my lathe? If so PM me.



    Regards,
    Tom
    I know its easier to buy or get someone else to make one, but it shouldn't be a big deal to make your own - you've got a lathe after all!!
    Plenty of reasonable options for indexing to mark the divisions depending on what you've already got. Can be as simple as a strip of paper with the correct number of divisions wrapped around the chuck.

    Alternatively a 3D printed dial, but then the majority of the work is in the design side, so probably not viable for a one off unless you're able to do it yourself and get someone to actually print it. Unless you can find a suitable dial to use on one of the 3D printing repositories like Thingiverse.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by topari View Post
    I maybe able to buy a replacement dial from H&F.

    I guess if 1 full rotation is exactly 8mm then half a rotation 4mm and so on. Could even go to 64 divisions of 0.125mm
    The Dial diameter is 96.00mm which to suit.


    Wondering if anyone here is willing to make a metric only dial for my lathe? If so PM me.



    Regards,
    Tom
    Why?

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