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Lathe leveler

United States Patent

March 6, 2018
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A lathe leveler for centering a cutting tool in relation to a cylindrical work piece includes a first leveling arm having a first contact point disposed adjacent a distal end of the first leveling arm, a second leveling arm having a second contact point disposed adjacent a distal end of the second leveling arm, a leveling gage, and a leveling plate having a cutting tool receiving surface positioned parallel to a horizontal axis of the leveling gage and on a same plane as a midpoint of the first contact point and the second contact point. The leveling arms and leveling plate are dimensioned and configured such that the cutting tool receiving surface is centered in relation to the work piece when the first and second contact points are in contact with one of the inner surface and outer surface of the cylindrical work piece and the leveling gage is centered.
Lovelady, III; Michael W. J. (Kingston, TN)
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 870,263
September 30, 2015
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has rights to this invention pursuant to contract number DE-NA0001942 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC.