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Random Tips and Things I've learned #1: getting the exact measurements on a spindle using calipers.(turning)

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Blog entry by ccpenco posted 2006 days ago 599 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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There was a project that i did once where i was making a matched set of 6 candle holders that had to be exactly the same. The problem was, i couldn’t seem to get all of the candle sticks the right width. They were always too small, because i would use the calipers to check the width and it would be too wide, so then i would sand it down more, but it always ended up a little smaller. I FOUND A SOLUTION!:) if you have some old calipers, lightly sharpen the calper tips so that the act as scrapers to scrap the spindle down to the exact width.

p.s. sorry that the writing is a bit hard to understand



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#2 posted 2005 days ago

sounds like a brilliant idea!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 2005 days ago

thanks!

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