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Prototype optical toolsetter!
Trying out the idea of building an optical toolsetter for my machining center. This is a super quick rough prototype using an Arduino and a cheap photo-interrupter. Seems to repeat within about 0.0002" which is pretty amazing for such a lashed up rig! Seems like it might not be a crazy idea to build one, buying one is very expensive!
The toolsetter is basically a device that talks with the CNC to accurately measure the length and diameter of your tools. They can also be used for automated tool breakage detection.
Gough Custom is the online store and brand for Australian-Canadian knifemaker Aaron Gough. Aaron is intent on making the highest quality and best performing outdoor working knives that are available anywhere, with a focus on hunting, camping, bushcraft, kitchen and culinary knives.