Yesterday my customer <I was painting his porch , other home repairs>
asked me if I knew anything about mechanic tools ... and in the end I came
home with a nice OLD Starrett dial indicator with most of the pieces still
in the wooden box with the slide top . It was his dad's , and he wanted to
be sure it didn't end up in the trash . Action is smooth as silk , and
there's only a couple of pieces missing/broken . It'll go well with the one
just like it that I already have .
I have a few in plunger back and so forth in starrett, lufkin, etc but for
the most I part hardly ever use them anymore--main exception being your
garden variety 2in diameter 1in travel indicator, all of which had gone to
hell on me over the pase couple of decades and so recently I finally broke
down and bought several off ebay, I've put round magnets onto the bottoms,
they're very handy to set onto the rear of lathe cross slide when creeping
up on diameter or onto the mill table when checking a reamer for runout and
On Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:31:20 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell"
OBTW, I've had a Victorinox Classic in my pocket every day for the
past 30 or so years. They're very handy knives (when they're red,
black, or blue. ;) I'm carrying a semi-real knife nowadays, too.
(Frost Airforce Tactical, meh. It needs serrations.)
What's the best tool to add serrations to a plane ol' Chinee stainless
steel blade? http://tinyurl.com/l67kek8
4" HF cutoff disc and diamond cone hone?
Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds
are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her
On Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:49:04 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell"
Since I lost my single blade Victorinox in the late '80s, I have been
carrying my father's poket knife (he carried it for at least thirty
years) it is marked with c8c on one side of the large (2 3/8") blade
and M11 over GERMANY on the other side.
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