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Forum topic by PG_Zac posted 02-14-2009 02:58 PM 660 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PG_Zac

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02-14-2009 02:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip trick

I found this tip on how to measure a gap you can’t reach in the February 1961 issue of Popular Science on the Google Book Search website.

It’s one of those things that can cause frustration, but is so obvious when you know how.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.


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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 02-14-2009 03:02 PM

Thanks for the post.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 02-14-2009 03:29 PM

Hey everybody knows you just lock yourself inside the trunk with a flashlight and a tape measure to accomplish this.

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#3 posted 02-14-2009 03:43 PM

cool idea.

This has been around in the automotive field for yeas. That how you measure the size of bearing you need on an engine rebuild. The wax is a predetermined size and when you press it you measure the width of the compressed line to determine the # of thousands you need to make the bearings oversize.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 02-14-2009 05:12 PM

Interesting.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 02-14-2009 05:12 PM

February 1961

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