Turning Archive 2004

Positioning of a laser

Dinyar Chavda
>I'm going to try this question again, as there have been a couple of threads on it, and I still have problems with my set-up.

Dave Smith showed pictures of, and described, a method that attaches a laser to a FLEXIBLE holder, and then you point the laser so that it hits the tip of the rod (or cutter).

As Rick R pointed out, The laser should be aligned perpendicular to the rod, for best accuracy especially on bowls with a wide base.

Is there a way to do this somewhat simply? I can get the laser to point at the tip of the rod with no problem, but when I put the rod into the bowl, it is obvious that it is not perpendicular (in two planes) to the rod. Maybe it's just me. Any tips will be greatly appreciated.


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