This is a micrometer carriage stop that I designed and built for my dad’s Atlas lathe. It clamps to the ways and provides a hard stop to locate the carriage for accurate machining of shoulders and grooves. The stop could and has been adapted to other lathes by re-designing the clamp and body for different shaped ways. This is an intermediate level project that includes the following machining processes:

  • Sawing

  • Squaring stock to size

  • Milling grooves and steps

  • Drilling and reaming

  • Machining Graduated Lines

  • Threading

  • Tapping

  • Knurling

  • Stamping

  • Rotary Table Work

I recommend that the following videos be watched and mastered before starting this project:


Atlas Micrometer Carriage Stop


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