Scale Enhancement

dumbear

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I just watched a couple of videos by Targetmaster showing a extended pointer on a 5-10 scale. He did not indicate how he did this. Has anyone done this to their scale? I would think you would have to add weight to the bowl to counter balance the pointer.
 

FearNoWind

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I just watched a couple of videos by Targetmaster showing a extended pointer on a 5-10 scale. He did not indicate how he did this. Has anyone done this to their scale? I would think you would have to add weight to the bowl to counter balance the pointer.

There are so many videos out there that it's hard to know exactly which video you're asking about. Including a link to the video would help.
 

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I would think you'd just re-zero the scale.
I don't know, don't have one, but wouldn't an adjustment of the level foot or micrometer poise allow re-zero?
 

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I would think you'd just re-zero the scale.
I don't know, don't have one, but wouldn't an adjustment of the level foot or micrometer poise allow re-zero?

Yes, Mike, that's right. No matter what's on the end of the beam, as long as the beam is set to zero all weight is registered relative to that zero.
I've seen some scales with extended pointers made from everything from plastic rods to sharpened lengths of brass attached to the factory assembly. Frankly, I don't see much value in it. I do use a prism to avoid parallax when reading my beam scale (trying to make sure it's centered on the zero line when looking at it from an angle is too difficult and dropping down to bench level with every weight charge is more than tiresome) but aligning the beam center line with the fixed zero center line is not a problem at all.
 
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