1-2-3 blocks as touchplates

I realized I could use a 1-2-3 block as an instant touchplate - no need to even solder anything. I put a video up at https://youtu.be/C8rPX3nqLLw.

I got the blocks off ebay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHARS-3-MATCHED-PAIRS-ULTRA-PRECISION-123-1-2-3-BLOCKS-23-HOLES-0001-MACHINIST-/301072444655?ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

You can also use them for z axis calibration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMS1DN0S3pc&feature=youtu.be

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Second video is private.

Fixed - should be public now.

I wish easel supported this…

It kind of does, you can run the commands from the machine inspector. It is how I do it.

Exactly, Though I honestly just use cheap thin aluminum foil and dont add the retraction. just tear away the foil and I am good to cut. I will eventually switch to a more accurate block but I am happy with this method for now.