The Fourth Dimension

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Blog entry by mnpete posted 02-21-2013 08:54 AM 1376 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, so be honest…how many of you knew about this fourth way to measure using your dial calipers? Until Andy Chidwick described it at the Woodworking Show here in Denver I never knew. The instructions that came with my calipers don’t even mention it!

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 01:29 PM

Nice – I am going to have to check if that holds true for my digital set…

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 02:46 PM

Quite a ride to the outer limits Pete. A nice and helpful blog. I learned about a new dimension. As far as conversions go I have a digital caliper, so I just press a button to convert. However, that conversion is decimal, so not nearly as helpful as on the dial caliper! Thanks for telling us this closely guarded secret.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-21-2013 02:52 PM

Interesting I’ll be cking that in an hour with all my different ones, I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 07:11 PM

Thanks for the tip.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 04:55 AM

I get it. I’m going to go out to the shop and play with my calipers! If I don’t come back from the fourth dimension send someone in to rescue me.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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