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Project by woodsawdustmaker posted 10-30-2018 03:32 AM 705 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had several micrometers but did not have a caliper of the right size for a project I am about to begin on my lathe. Using some scrap material from my shop I put together a little caliper that I believe will work for me. First I cut out the pieces on my scroll saw and drilled a hole for the bolt that will hold the tension. I sanded the tips to an angle so they will make a point.

-- Max - Birmingham, AL

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 11:30 AM

This is something I need to make. It looks simple enough where I could make several. Thanks for posting!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 10-30-2018 12:21 PM

Another one of those simple but effective projects that make me think – huh – that makes so much sense why haven’t I thought of something like that?

Thanks for posting and reminding us to take a minute and ask ourselves if we can make a tool that serves our needs.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 10-30-2018 09:18 PM

I am sure you will use it more than you expected too.

Well done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 10-31-2018 03:03 AM

Good idea, very creative. I am sure this will become a very handy tool in your shop.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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