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ScopeRoller Measurement Tools These are various odds and ends that I needed (or found convenient) to manufacture precision products--and I decided that if I found them useful, someone else might find them useful, too!

Measurement Tools

Precision Rulers for Sherline Lathes and Vertical Mills

Precision Rulers for Cutoff Saws

Precision Rulers For Sherline Lathes and Vertical Mills

Have you ever found yourself advancing the cutting tool on a lathe, or moving the column on a vertical mill, and you have forgotten how many turns of the wheel you have made? To parody Dirty Harry, "Have I turned this handwheel twenty-one times, or only twenty? In all this boredom I kind of lost track myself.... [Y]ou've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky?"

This ruler simplifies the process. It is thin enough to fit on the Sherline's lathe bed under the saddle, or on the vertical column of the Sherline vertical mill. If you look at where the saddle was when you started, you can immediately see how far you have moved the saddle. The ruler has .050" divisions on it, and that is sufficient for coarse measurements; the handwheels are for the finer divisions.

Especially for the very tedious operations that involve moving more than an inch, this can make your life a bit more pleasant; I know that it has often been an advantage for me. Double-sided tape holds it in place, but this is not the permanent double-sided tape, so it should not be a problem to remove without making a mess. Because this is printed on photo paper, you can cut it to the size of your Sherline lathe bed or vertical column.

Cost: $3 each plus postage and handling. Because these are printed on photo paper, and oil, water, and dirt are likely to get on these, you consider these semi-disposable--order a number of them at once, because the postage is going to be the same if you order one or ten. Postage and handling in the U.S. is $2.50 per order; in Canada, $3.50 per order. To order multiple units, click on the appropriate Buy Now button below. This will take you to the shopping cart, where you can change the count of flexible rulers you are ordering.

To order Flexible Rulers using PayPal, click on the appropriate button below. '

U.S.: $3 each plus $2.50 shipping and handling per order, including U.S. Postal Service First Class shipping and PayPal service charge.

Canada: US$3 each plus $3.50 shipping and handling per order, including First Class Mail shipping and PayPal surcharge.

Precision Rulers For Cutoff Saws

Would you like to cut materials with precision? These semidisposable rulers make it easy to consistently cut materials within .050". In this example, a block at 2.86" provides a stop so that you can quickly and easily cut piece after piece with considerable accuracy.

Double-sided tape holds the two rulers in place, but this is not the permanent double-sided tape, so it should not be a problem to remove without making a mess. The rulers are 1.25" high, so they will fit on nearly all common cutoff saw fences.

Cost: $3 each plus postage and handling. Because these are printed on photo paper, and dirt is likely to get on these, you consider these semi-disposable--order a number of them at once, because the postage is going to be the same if you order one or ten. Postage and handling in the U.S. is $2.50 per order; in Canada, $3.50 per order. To order multiple units, click on the appropriate Buy Now button below. This will take you to the shopping cart, where you can change the count of flexible ruler pairs you are ordering.

To order Flexible Rulers using PayPal, click on the appropriate button below. '

U.S.: $3 per pair plus $2.50 shipping and handling per order, including U.S. Postal Service First Class shipping and PayPal service charge.

Canada: US$3 per pair plus $3.50 shipping and handling per order, including First Class Mail shipping and PayPal surcharge.