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In the Shop => Wood Turning => Topic started by: JR DUBUY on May 09, 2020, 12:19:03 pm

Title: A quick & accurate way to adjust the universal support
Post by: JR DUBUY on May 09, 2020, 12:19:03 pm
Hello all

Let me tell you how I adjust the position of the universal support in a quick & accurate way.

I've added a nut on the rear of the threated rod (see 2 attached pictures)

If I push the universal support against the front nut, I obtain the position equivalent to "Hole A" (Tormek TTS-100)
If I pull it stopped against the rear nut, I obtain the "Hole B" position.

No need to insert the TTS-100 Inside the rod of the universal support, no need to lean and look carefully the contacts with the grinding Wheel. And the position is still accurately the same .

(this method is convenient for me as I use a diamond Wheel (allways same diameter) and as I need only 2 positions of the support )

JR
 
Title: Re: A quick & accurate way to adjust the universal support
Post by: RickKrung on May 09, 2020, 03:12:02 pm
Interesting. Clever.  Great solution for your situation where you only need two positions. Do those nuts not move a bit during use?  If they did, I would add a second nut to each to lock them in position. 

I bought extra micro adjust nuts to put on my USBs for use in keeping my calipers parallel when setting the height.  They are cheap.  That is another good use for extra nuts. 

Rick
Title: Re: A quick & accurate way to adjust the universal support
Post by: john.jcb on May 09, 2020, 04:20:49 pm
Interesting. Clever.  Great solution for your situation where you only need two positions. Do those nuts not move a bit during use?  If they did, I would add a second nut to each to lock them in position. 

I bought extra micro adjust nuts to put on my USBs for use in keeping my calipers parallel when setting the height.  They are cheap.  That is another good use for extra nuts. 

Rick

Very good idea's JR and Rick. I think I will order a couple of extras.
Title: Re: A quick & accurate way to adjust the universal support
Post by: Ken S on May 10, 2020, 10:38:28 pm
Clever, JR.

"When you only need two positions" can be very versatile. I have used the TTS-100 for setting up chisels and plane blades for almost ten years. I have found that the two positions of the TTS-100 provide all the versatility I need.   

Ken