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    Re: In search of the perfect level

    using the level mill table as reference, and with the RRS plate on the cambo, all resting on the table found i needed a 0.020" shim under the front edge of the RRS plate to level the sensor F/B

    RRS plate is 2.16" long, so a .020" shim is about the same as 1/2 degree. plate thickness varies end to end about .003", which contributes.

    did the same with the RRS plate removed, needed a 0.006" shim (base is 1.06")

    i am going to machine the RRS plate to get rid of the .003", then fit shims between the cambo base and RRS plate

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    Re: In search of the perfect level

    Finally, the justification I have been looking for to buy a mill.
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    Re: In search of the perfect level

    and one of these:
    98-12 Machinists

    but i found this baby to be way too sensitive:
    http://www.starrett.com/metrology/pr...ls/Levels/199Z

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    Re: In search of the perfect level

    The little Tormach 770 looks pretty cool

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    Re: In search of the perfect level

    some responses about it here:
    We've all been seeing ads for Tormach Machines, here in PM. - Page 3

    imo, more weight is a good thing, 3 phase may be an issue, R-8 collets are not the most convenient; at machine programming in conversational is very useful, (usually about 90% of what we do) Hurco and Haas are very good; you will spend some $1-2k on tooling (and that is without GAS; with it ten times that)

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    Re: In search of the perfect level

    all fixed.

    i can set the cube levels, and the IQ160 sensor levels agree; i can rotate the camera in 90 degree increments and all the levels stay.
    however, the Cambo bubbles read off by as much as a half bubble to a bubble.

    ended up machining the thickness of the RRS plate: tapered it .026" front to back, .004 side to side.
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    Re: In search of the perfect level

    John

    As much as I appreciate your LEVEL rework , I envy you .
    I will not be able to do such rework , as my machines are not precise enough .
    Most fortunately , I found , that the leveling problem is not new .
    Please see the leveling device my SWC is mounted to .
    I found that device on *bay and could aquire it just as a collectors item , for a song .
    That device was built before WW2 , in the 1920/1930 by MEYER , GÖRLITZ .
    I hope you like it .

    Regards . Jürgen .
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