Some of you maker buddies need to transfer marks from inside the shell to the outside of the shell (e.g.middle of the ding, middle of the dimples, axis/border-intersections…)
A lot of makers use a peening tool to make a little dent.
I was thinking for a while how to avoid those dents with a peening tool on the outside of the shell. From a functional perspective these dents are useless and from a visual aspect…. I don’t like them either.
I came up with a magnet solution and later on with a caliper solution.
The magnets where a lot of fiddling around with the little metal balls and the calliper had some minimal torsion and felt somehow still not perfect.
So - here’s the DIY LASER solution.
IMHO it’s the best of the 3 methods. Fast, easy and precise.
It’s made of a body of aluminum to avoid any torsion. It’s still light weight. The fixed metal bar is in opposite to the fixed laser. The laser can be adjusted with 3 screws. To ease targeting the pin of the metal bar I made a sight disc with a M4 screw thread which clearly shows the cross hairs. Just remove it before usage.
How to use:
Maybe it helps someone …