Feb 1, 2022 | BLOCK WORK

When setting up a block for surfacing, depending on the machine used, it may not be possible to use the dial indicator that’s attached to the head of the surfacer (if there even is one). Creating a bar shaped like an L as pictured and mounting a cheap dial indicator to it to “sweep” the deck with the cutter head giving the user the ability to completely level the deck to the cutter head. You’ll have to remove it and use the dial indicator on the machines head to set “touch point” of the tool bit again, though. This cheap fix will also work for large blocks or cylinder heads as well.

Alexander Riggers
C&P Machine 
Fort Wayne, IN
FEB, 2022