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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-02-2019 06:46 PM 1207 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been meaning to buy a set of calipers like this for checking wall thickness among other things that they are good for. Well I got this bug to make one out of the scraps laying on the bench one day and I finally finished them. Bob, I had to bribe the elves to work overtime on this one!!

They are made from maple and walnut with solid brass ends and axle. I milled them as close as possible and finished the brass pieces with a file to make them come together at exactly the same time. I added some shots of the way I held them to cut them as a pair. The large circle is 4” and the inside is 3”.

It is finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Festus56

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#1 posted 10-02-2019 06:57 PM

Nice job Jim!! Pretty fancy and functional for sure.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#2 posted 10-02-2019 06:57 PM

A very cool piece of craftsmanship Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 10-02-2019 07:02 PM

good lookin’ tool

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 10-02-2019 08:12 PM

You are realy making good time inventing those fun tool

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-02-2019 08:13 PM

Very well done Jim.
Was the Molson Canadian used to lubricate the tool pivot, or the tool creator?
I like it!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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kiefer

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#6 posted 10-02-2019 08:15 PM

Very nice looking handmade tool and also shows the pride you have when it comes to your tools !

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 10-02-2019 09:04 PM

Thanks for the nice words, guys!!

Hi John, the Molson keeps me lubricated ..I put teflon grease on the pivot!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-02-2019 09:09 PM

I need one of those! Thank you for posting. Pop no

-- Petey

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#9 posted 10-02-2019 09:10 PM

I need one of those! Thank you for posting.

-- Petey

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#10 posted 10-02-2019 10:14 PM

Beats the heck out of my Harbor Fright ones! Nice work Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 10-02-2019 11:17 PM

So that’s what that piece was! Nice!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 10-03-2019 12:30 AM

Yin and Yang will never be the same. Excellent job on these calipers.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 10-03-2019 04:28 AM

Very good Jim!

You got it Coming & Going!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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#14 posted 10-03-2019 09:46 AM

Well made Jim..They look very professional.

Maybe a couple of VICTORIA BITTERS along side The MOLSON would also be nice….

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 10-03-2019 11:44 AM

Thanks Petey, Tony, Lew, Dave, Joe and Cliff !

Hi Cliff. I wish we could get VB here in the states!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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