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Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 09-02-2009 04:09 PM 2485 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2009 04:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip resource dick

I’d like to share this video from fine woodworking.

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#1 posted 09-02-2009 04:13 PM

Thanks Dick….I just had the same video this morning.
Lots of good tips on that site too.

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#2 posted 09-02-2009 04:36 PM

great idea, I will have to head down to the hardware store this week and see if I can find them.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#3 posted 09-02-2009 04:51 PM

Hi Dick,

Duh, the more I learn, the more I realize, I don’t know much. And I thought I was a professional.

So simple, so obvious, no wonder I didn’t think of it myself.

Thank you for posting this.

Lee

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#4 posted 09-02-2009 04:55 PM

I have some brass measuring blocks from harbor freight , but this is cheaper yet.

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#5 posted 09-02-2009 05:31 PM

Super tip thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 09-02-2009 05:43 PM

I remember mentioning these blocks during a series on making finger joints.
I recommend them to anyone that get more than one reading from their tape measure which is my constant problem.
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#7 posted 09-02-2009 06:01 PM

Thanks Bob, I remember this now.

Feeling with your touch, sometimes works much better than the old bifocals. :)

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#8 posted 09-02-2009 07:12 PM

I have just got to find a harware store! easier said than done here. But thanks for posting dick, simple tricks of the trade are always best.

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 08:33 PM

You can find those at a machine shop they have then in long pieces and they will cut them for you, also where they fix or rewind electric motors.

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#10 posted 09-02-2009 10:29 PM

Most bearing supply stores have them.

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#11 posted 09-08-2009 08:48 AM

Thanks Dick. Great tip.

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#12 posted 09-08-2009 07:30 PM

these things are like $4 for one 1/4” piece at home depot. is there a cheaper version out there?
i can get a whole set of brass for a few dollars more that would be safe to use next to carbide

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#13 posted 09-08-2009 11:35 PM

Try a local hardware store such as Ace Hardware, or fleet supply stores.

Big box stores are always expensive for hardware items.

Keyway stock is mild steel, so it shouldn’t harm your carbide tools.

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