Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
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.

Dinyar

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