Angle gauge

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    Kevin N

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    The Wixey digital gauges are nice and compact, reasonably priced. Some of the specialty tool places sell a "V" attachment holder for around 65 bucks. I made this out of floor sweepings. I use it in my V block attachment on my lathe for fish mouthing tubing. I can also use it in my tubing bender. I have a commercial type but it is for much larger diameter tubing. This one holds down to 5/8", which is the smallest diameter I cope in my lathe. Home made tools are the best. IMG_20170215_233521522.jpg
     
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    That's part of the fun of building, using the old noggin to find better and easier ways to do things. Then it translates to building the airplane and making it fit your ideas too. Some people complain about the time and effort invested in building, because they don't understand the sense of satisfaction that accompanies not only completion, but minor successes along the way.
     
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    That's pretty dam sweet!
     
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    Not many of us left Kevin. That's alright though. Haha
     
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    I use my LG V20 Android with the Clinometer App. Works great.
     

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    How do you mount that on a piece of tubing to index it in the lathe, mill or tubing bender ?
     
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    I made a little jig out of wood that it slides into to hold it. Mostly use it for model building setting up wing and tail incidence, but suppose you could add a couple magnets to the holder to hold it to steel.
    It seems to be very repeatable and reliable. It goes back to the same angle every time when take it off and on repeatedly.

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