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Metalworking dial indicator can be used in a woodworking shop to check setup on machines. Photos show how to use the gauge to check runout on a drill press bit, to detect wobble in a table saw blade, to verify jointer tables parallelism and to check the roundness of tubing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1986 (v.9#4) pg. 17

The dial indicator. Use this precision measuring instrument to check tool alignment, set up cutterheads, measure wood samples, and other woodworking activity.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 89
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 4

Using dial indicators and dial calipers for workshop setups and measurements.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 8

Make a set of four "indicator adapters". This device allows a dial indicator shaft to be inserted directly into the tool-holder bore where it is held securely and exactly in the same plane with the center line of the milling machine spindle. This simplifies accurate positioning and leveling of the work piece.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1978 (v.67#9) pg. 34

Tips from a pro on using a dial indicator for various automotive measurements.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1980 (v.216#1) pg. 127

A double-ended dial indicator adapter allows the use of the dial on either of two magnetic bases.
PROJECTS IN METAL Apr 1988 (v.1#2) pg. 12
Correction PROJECTS IN METAL Jun 1988 (v.1#3) pg. 3

A dial indicator base uses a bicycle chain and bracket assembly to attach to almost anything.
PROJECTS IN METAL Aug 1989 (v.2#4) pg. 4

Indicator clamps for lathe beds. Make small, unobtrusive clamps for holding dial indicators which are used to track carriage travel.
PROJECTS IN METAL Apr 1990 (v.3#2) pg. 16

Precision measurements for the car restorer. Part 3. Special automotive micrometers and the dial caliper.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #217 Aug 1994 (v.19#1) pg. 17

A better dial-indicator holder when measuring the parallelism of a table saw blade or miter slot.
WOODWORK #20 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 14

How to use dial test indicators in the home workshop. Includes table of inches represented fractionally and in decimals plus the metric equivalent in millimeters.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1975 (v.31#6) pg. 50