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john carruthers02/02/2017 18:43:18
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I popped round to a mate's place to pick up a promissed G cramp for a rocking horse project, it wasn't a G cramp, it was a 3-4" Mitutoyo mic crying 2

Tractor man02/02/2017 19:42:35
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Should have gone to a well known high street opticians chain lol.
Dod02/02/2017 20:09:01
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Hope you "forget "to return it. wink

Brian Oldford02/02/2017 20:24:38
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Accidentally "lose it" and buy him a new replacement G cramp from Screwfix. wink

Simon Williams 302/02/2017 21:10:02
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Hope you're not using it as a bearing puller....

Bob Stevenson02/02/2017 21:38:56
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Our main clock tutor at Epping Forest Horology Club is always at pains to impress upon us that clock making is mainly art and spares no chance to deny any engineering tendencies........ Whenever we get out our verniers he asks why we have them as they are actually for removing the nuts on radiators and other plumbing tasks.......micrometers are mostly used for cracking the shells of almonds according to him!

JA02/02/2017 23:23:49
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I was taught that 0-1" micrometers could always be used as welding clamps.

JA

Maurice02/02/2017 23:30:53
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When at school, we had a master who had just taken delivery of a load of new tools, and was explaining at length why the tolls must always be used for their intended purpose. While doing this, he opened and stirred a tin of paint with a screwdriver!

Paul Lousick03/02/2017 06:18:41
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Is'nt that how you normally stir paint ??????????

Nick_G03/02/2017 06:33:00
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Posted by Paul Lousick on 03/02/2017 06:18:41:

Is'nt that how you normally stir paint ??????????

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Agreed. I see no problem here.! laugh

Off topic but on the subject of paint. Don't ever let the woman of the house see a Farrow and Ball swatch. They will insist on it's use and cost you twice as much as Dulux. frown

Nick smiley

john carruthers03/02/2017 08:20:15
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Are straight screwdrivers not for chopping into wood then?(obviously the cross ones won't work but those with hardened tips can be used as a Rawltool).
As an aprentice I saw a guy use my brand new 1/4" chisel as a tommy bar on a scaffold clamp, it promptly snapped. Grrr.

Neil Wyatt03/02/2017 08:57:04
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"Bloody radar crew. Using my spanners for stirring their tea."

Neil

roy entwistle03/02/2017 09:02:32
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Surely a 6" rule is designed for stirring tea. That's why they make them in stainless

Roy

JA03/02/2017 09:03:42
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A screwdriver, especially a large one, cannot be misused. I have an old battered one named after a now dead famous politician because it got its nose into everything. It still makes a very good wedge.

JA

Brian G03/02/2017 09:20:35
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Is a demolition screwdriver (the kind where the shaft goes through the handle so you can hit it with a hammer/stone/forehead) the ultimate multi-tool?

Very O/T for model engineering but bang on for this topic

Brian

Martin Kyte03/02/2017 09:43:10
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"Na, found it in me trouser turn up dint I"

Martin

RJW03/02/2017 10:07:06
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Posted by Bob Stevenson on 02/02/2017 21:38:56:

Our main clock tutor at Epping Forest Horology Club is always at pains to impress upon us that clock making is mainly art and spares no chance to deny any engineering tendencies........ Whenever we get out our verniers he asks why we have them as they are actually for removing the nuts on radiators and other plumbing tasks.......micrometers are mostly used for cracking the shells of almonds according to him!

A couple of chaps I knew swore by using micrometers for burnishing clock pivots,

John.

Mike Poole03/02/2017 10:13:46
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I worked with a chap who kept his teaspoon in his boiler suit breast pocket, teaspoons do have a habit of going missing or collecting an ever increasing brown layer, the only way to control what goes in your tea is to have your own spoon. In our workshop we had a steel worktop where the tea was made, somebody drilled a hole in a mates cup and the worktop and bolted his cup to the top with a seal and filled it with tea, he kept pulling until the handle came off.

Mike

Matt C03/02/2017 10:17:05
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In a lecture by Richard Dawkins about Frederick William Sanderson, the headmaster of Oundle school (famous for introducing engineering into the school curriculum) he relates how Sanderson saw a boy using a surface plate as an anvil. Rather than punish him, the boy was sent to the library to produce an essay on the correct use of both pieces of equipment.

Lambton03/02/2017 10:17:29
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If a car engine cannot be fixed with a hammer there must be an electrical fault.

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