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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-26-2007, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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As I promised, here is the modified caliper that I used on the "Fence - bit distance setting" post.

CA (as you will see on the pics) is the acronym of CyanoAcrylate or what we know better as "Super glue"

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Niki, I know for sure that I'm missing something here, but why not just use the depth gauge that is integral to all callipers?
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Harry, I made it specially to measure the distance between the fence and the locator plate (and now I'm also using it to align the saw blade).

Maybe, what confused you was, the last pics that I'm measuring the Melamine thickness...It is just to show how accurate it is.

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Harry,
I know my eyes must be playing tricks on me this morning, but it looks the caliper on the top in your picture is graduated in inches

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You are observant Greg. there are occasions when imperial is still necessary, particularly when I'm using my metal lathe which is imperial where each graduation is 0.001". There must be a word for people who use both systems, an equivalent to ambidextrous possibly.

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Harry, I made it specially to measure the distance between the fence and the locator plate (and now I'm also using it to align the saw blade).

Maybe, what confused you was, the last pics that I'm measuring the Melamine thickness...It is just to show how accurate it is.

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I knew there had to be a valid reason Niki.

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You are observant Greg. there are occasions when imperial is still necessary, particularly when I'm using my metal lathe which is imperial where each graduation is 0.001". There must be a word for people who use both systems, an equivalent to ambidextrous possibly.
Harry, they're actually identical to the first ones I bought about 25 years ago

I think most people over here use both measurement systems, at least to some degree.

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