Today I’m starting on a new project to build a dial indicator holder for my lathe toolpost. The plan is to 3D model and CNC mill a holder for a pair of indicators, but in order to design it, I’ll need an accurate 3D model of the indicator I plan to use.
Today, I’ll show how to use a surface plate, height gage, calipers and other tools to accurately measure and model a 3D object so it can be included in a CAD design.
If you’re following along at home or doing something similar, here are links to the tools used in this video:
- Aventor 8″ DPS IP54 Caliper (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2SjOuj9
- Shars 8″ Dial Height Gauge (eBay): https://goo.gl/2L6omY
- HHIP 1/4″ Small Dial Indicator (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/2BFIDO1
*These are affiliate links. When you click one of these links and make a purchase, it helps to