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I have a feeling some of you will know what this is. For others there is a gap in your knowledge so let's see if someone can tell us what in the world this strange object is and what we might use it for.

I know this is a hard one but give it a shot.

I even up the points to 200 but you have to give details and apply the details to woodworking, oh yea be the first one to do so.

Ed
 

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ejant said:
Feeler guages for automotive valve adjusting.

Fits between the rocker arm and valve stem to set the gap for the valve adjustment.

woodworking don't know.
I don't know either ejant. Maybe Ed uses them to measure gaps in his joints. What I want to know Ed is, did you have this set in your back pocket and sit on them? All mine are straight. :D
 

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Dr Zook, don't be silly, there are no gaps in Ed's joints... he rolls them tight! The reason they are bent by design is for adjusting valves, If you use straight feelers they will bend and that usually chips the chrome finish. As far as for woodworking how about: Figuring out the proper size shim for leveling your saw's table, checking the squareness of your jointer tables with a straight edge(to see if it needs shimmed) checking the height of a planer blade after having it flipped or sharpened, I'm sure Ed has thought up other uses but these come to mind.
 

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Dr Zook, don't be silly, there are no gaps in Ed's joints... he rolls them tight! The reason they are bent by design is for adjusting valves, If you use straight feelers they will bend and that usually chips the chrome finish. As far as for woodworking how about: Figuring out the proper size shim for leveling your saw's table, checking the squareness of your jointer tables with a straight edge(to see if it needs shimmed) checking the height of a planer blade after having it flipped or sharpened, I'm sure Ed has thought up other uses but these come to mind.
Not bad guess and yes you can use it for all the things mentioned! It is also very usefull when doing jointing on the router table..... some times it importain to see that you have no gap or to use the gauge to "feel" you have no gap.

This is an auto item but I have a lot of tools I let cross over into the wood shop. I should point out that this type only goes as small as .005" (.127mm) so really fine work I have to go to the straight version.

The last car I set value lash on was a 1974..... Not much call for the tool in my auto tool cabinet anymore.

Ed

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