|Forum topic by woodchuckerNJ||posted 03-15-2014 08:17 PM||2180 views||1 time favorited||14 replies|
03-15-2014 08:17 PM
Saw this on http://www.instructables.com/id/Accurized-Craftsman-Drill-Press/
Rather than use the existing small button cell, I used a radio shack box and added a AA for the caliper, and 2 AAA (they did not have the 2 AA holder at the time) for the LED which required 2 cells in a project box, with a single slide switch that is DPDT. The box has micro connectors glued (hot glue) for connection to the caliper and LED. So I can easily unplug and change the batteries.
Since I don’t have a stop rod, I had to make a collar to fit around the bottom of the yoke. It was cut in half after sizing and then screws clamp it back on the yoke.
The light is a great help. Not perfect, but the screen was too dark standing up, I had to hunch over to see it. Where I have positioned it causes glare, but LCD screens use polarization, so this is the only location to really put some light on the screen. The holder I made I included some aluminum foil to help direct some light down.. not sure how well that worked, but it couldn’t hurt.
Here’s what it looked like b4 it was wired up, and poking through the guard.. make sure you avoid your pulleys.
Of course this is not a necessary mod, but it is kind of neat.. and was fun to build.
-- Jeff NJ