Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'caliper'

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Small Projects #36: Caliper Storage box

01-26-2021 12:23 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Have a nice 8” digital caliper for 8 or so years. After much use the plastic clamshell case’s hinge started to fail and the case was cracking after a drop or two (oopsies). With nothing much else on my plate while waiting on router toys I built this little replacement case for my caliper. Caliper Storage box Lid lock requires thin kerf blade for .093” lexan. The box is 12-1/2” x 4-3/8” x 1-1/2” with a 1” interior clearance. I used a nic...

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Calipers, the frugal way. --or-- I'm a complete tightwad, and here's proof.

11-30-2011 08:33 AM by dspahn | 9 comments »

I’m pretty frugal. I had it drilled into me by my parents, who are also extremely frugal. Most of the time I’m grateful for it. Every now and then I’m just the tiniest bit ashamed. I’m not sure yet which category tonight’s escapade falls into. Maybe you can be the judge. ;) I wanted to get some calipers to measure diameters of whatever I’m turning. I looked on craigslist, and the only thing they had was a Starrett 36 for $575! (Click here for proof...

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11-22-2010 05:46 AM by joez | 8 comments »

Anybody know any reliable good vernier calipers

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Hand Tools - Working on going unplugged a little

06-22-2010 09:35 PM by David Craig | 15 comments »

With the confidence gained recently with the use of properly sharped chisels, I decided to make hand tools the center of my next tool splurge. True to my word, with the great customer service provided by Highland Woodworking, I placed another order and received the following - The spokeshaves were an impulse purchase at Harbor Freight. Both for 12 bucks and I haven’t seen spokeshaves at any local stores. I picked up a Crown dovetail gent’s saw (good reviews on fine wood...

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Random Tips and Things I've learned #1: getting the exact measurements on a spindle using calipers.(turning)

03-01-2009 01:47 AM by ccpenco | 3 comments »

There was a project that i did once where i was making a matched set of 6 candle holders that had to be exactly the same. The problem was, i couldn’t seem to get all of the candle sticks the right width. They were always too small, because i would use the calipers to check the width and it would be too wide, so then i would sand it down more, but it always ended up a little smaller. I FOUND A SOLUTION!:) if you have some old calipers, lightly sharpen the calper tips so that the act as ...

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How Did I Live Without You?

09-19-2007 06:58 AM by Iffy | 8 comments »

Today I received the 6” dial caliper I ordered. I’ve been woodworking for 4 years and today feels like the first time I’ve actually known what something measured. Before I just held up a Starrett 6” rule to whatever I was measuring and went from there. Close enough? Sure. Maybe. But this caliper is a whole new world. I ordered the 6” dial caliper from Grizzly ( based on folks in the FWW forums saying that the precision off...

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