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    Milling attachment for the lathe.

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    Milling attachment for the lathe.
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    I was given a pullsaw, Japanese thing, Sharksaw brand IIRC. Excellent thing, really really good. The only thing I've found it's not good at is cutting thin, 5mm, ply. As quick, if not quicker than a normal saw doesn't splinter on the last bit as much.

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    pics?
    It's all wrapped up in greaseproof paper and oil, old school style, it's brand new.
    I don't have any milling to do yet so I've left it wrapped up in the box until I do.

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    Moore and Wright 100-200mm micrometer


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    I really like micrometers and own a few good quality ones, but I have to be honest and say I rarely use them, I always reach for my mitatoyo calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    I really like micrometers and own a few good quality ones, but I have to be honest and say I rarely use them, I always reach for my mitatoyo calipers.
    I use my calipers a lot too, but find for machining and 'just enough material off to fit' measurements that a mic is better as the jaws of a caliper can lead to quite a bit of error.

    I feel another thread coming, such as The Great British Measure Off

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    I use my calipers a lot too, but find for machining and 'just enough material off to fit' measurements that a mic is better as the jaws of a caliper can lead to quite a bit of error.

    I feel another thread coming, such as The Great British Measure Off
    When I was back in the UK this summer my missus dragged me to a car boot sale and I found some really nice stuff being sold by the widow of an Engineer. I bought a bunch of stuff off her including a nice metric Moore & Wright micrometer.
    Old tools with a bit of history are ace, it’s just a shame they can’t talk.

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    I feel another thread coming, such as The Great British Measure Off

    I use a dress making tape measure.

    Thinking about it, that's maybe why things don't turn out quite right . . .

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    Small angle grinder. Why I have never had one before is a mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    When I was back in the UK this summer my missus dragged me to a car boot sale and I found some really nice stuff being sold by the widow of an Engineer. I bought a bunch of stuff off her including a nice metric Moore & Wright micrometer.
    Old tools with a bit of history are ace, itís just a shame they canít talk.
    I get the same feeling when I see my grandads old tools that my uncle has. He used to work for Rolls Royce (aviation engines), so I bet those tools could tell some interesting stories.

    I just love measuring.

    I need some new fuses, I know perfectly well that they're 5x20mm, but I should check first, right?


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    I have a new young Engineer that's started with me recently, I passed by his desk the other day and found him staring at a pencil.
    I'm a little cautious of these young lads straight out of Uni, so I asked him if he was trying to figure out how to work it.

    I don't think he understood the question.

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    Got a set of impact half inch torx bits, these are great for removing the bolts that hold disc onto front wheels when they've rounded out when used with my 1984 impact driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    I really like micrometers and own a few good quality ones, but I have to be honest and say I rarely use them, I always reach for my mitatoyo calipers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    I use my calipers a lot too, but find for machining and 'just enough material off to fit' measurements that a mic is better as the jaws of a caliper can lead to quite a bit of error.

    I feel another thread coming, such as The Great British Measure Off
    They're referred to as "very nears" for a reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    They're referred to as "very nears" for a reason
    Most of my errors were from rushing and not reading the scale properly.
    Similarly I did the same on my micrometer a few weeks ago, measured the piece, then thought WTF, then looked at the scale again and went "oh yeah"

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