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Vic28/12/2018 18:20:30
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I bought one of these when they were about a fiver.

**LINK**

I thought it may come in handy at the time and it looked kind of neat. I never used it though so I put it away somewhere “safe”. I’ve now decided it would come in handy to check the angle on some of my wood turning tools. Trouble is I’ve forgotten where “safe” is! Any ideas? frown

John Rudd28/12/2018 18:24:25
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My angle dangle thingy is in the garage workshop.....tucked away in a drawer...I think...?? Come to think of it, I couldnt put my hands on it to lend it to you......hmmm...need to find mine..

Edited By John Rudd on 28/12/2018 18:26:36

Derek Lane28/12/2018 18:27:58
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And I bet that while looking for it you will find all manor of things that you forgot you had and will start playing with them and forget what you was looking for in the first place

Martin W28/12/2018 18:32:59
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It will be in the very last place you think of looking. How about in an envelope/brown paper in a box in a drawer under the mill/lathe or cupboard on the wall.

John C28/12/2018 18:58:00
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Top left drawer of your cabinet next to the box of stuff you put for safe keeping,

That's where I found my tiny precision square that I was convinced I had lent out and forgotten about!

John Hinkley28/12/2018 19:14:40
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That's easy! Buy a new one and you'll find the original in no time. At least, that's what happened to me when I "stored" my thread gauge.

John

Watford28/12/2018 19:18:26
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Posted by Martin W on 28/12/2018 18:32:59:

It will be in the very last place you think of looking.

Well, its always the last place you look - - - unless you go on looking after you have found it!

Should I leave now???

Mike

V8Eng28/12/2018 19:25:03
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Try the freezer!

At least that’s where a friend found her specs after weeks of unsuccessful searching and buying a cheapo pair.

Edited By V8Eng on 28/12/2018 19:25:46

Brian G28/12/2018 19:52:52
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Or try online. Click on the link, click on the picture, print and cut out...

Ideally take your time over this, perhaps paste it to some card or use it as a template to cut one out of aluminium sheet. Stamp on the numbers and finally polish it. Almost certainly the one you bought will be found lurking just behind the metal polish devil

Brian

John Paton 128/12/2018 20:16:26
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Glad you asked as i know exactly where it is. Its in your wife's jewelry box - you left it there when looking for an old diamond to true your grinder up with!

pgk pgk28/12/2018 21:00:25
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It may well be in that first drawer you looked in, just camouflaged..

Mike E.28/12/2018 21:37:53
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If it were me, I would probably have put it where I keep my lathe centre gage tool for threading; because they look alike.

Vic28/12/2018 21:51:12
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Posted by V8Eng on 28/12/2018 19:25:03:

Try the freezer!

At least that’s where a friend found her specs after weeks of unsuccessful searching and buying a cheapo pair.

Edited By V8Eng on 28/12/2018 19:25:46

It’s funny you should say that, I put my keys in the fridge once! laugh

Mick B128/12/2018 22:20:39
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It may not be that you can't see it, just that you don't.

I've certainly had things that remained hidden in plain sight.

I've known people at work who could do that... angel

Pete White29/12/2018 10:24:03
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Sorry can't help here.

Edit. this bit of the post disappeared when a tracking thing popped up. huuummmm ??

This is one bit of kit that I don't loose............to often. I do know that the angle thing has lasted out longer than who knows how many digital calipers and used as much as most of them. If it died, or hid itself, I would soon be out getting another.

Edit over. lol

Do people have a load of broken digital calipers lying around, that hinder finding the one that does work?

Edited By Pete White on 29/12/2018 10:28:30

Edited By Pete White on 29/12/2018 10:31:29

Mick B129/12/2018 14:55:22
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Posted by Pete White on 29/12/2018 10:24:03:

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Do people have a load of broken digital calipers lying around, that hinder finding the one that does work?

Edited By Pete White on 29/12/2018 10:28:30

Edited By Pete White on 29/12/2018 10:31:29

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" (William Morris)

So no, not me.

I'll keep one whose fine precision is suspect (currently an old Aldi one) for rough work and to avoid exposing a good one to very dirty conditions, but as soon as it becomes untrustworthy for that, out it goes.

Bill Phinn29/12/2018 16:19:18
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On a serious note, I suspect this forum's members typically have a much higher number of items that need to be kept track of than the average person not engaged in a tool-rich avocation of some kind.

A second point: beware of the well-intentioned impulse to "rationalise" your workshop and move things from where they've been for a long time into more logical or more convenient places. I've lost count of the number of times I've moved a couple of items from their accustomed places during a tidy-up and the items have from that point on effectively disappeared from the face of the earth. There is such a thing as being too organised.

not done it yet29/12/2018 16:33:58
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It should be with your HSS bits, ready for grinding a special cutter. I try to hang things like that on a hook, nail, screw, etc, if they are likely to get lost... then forget to look above eye level.smiley

Dave Halford29/12/2018 17:07:59
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I have a drawer for measuring stuff, another for drills, another for the mill stuff and another for the lathe stuff so when I loose stuff, it's where it should be, on the bench, or wherever you kicked it to just after it fell on the floor or in the swarf bin that you just took to the tip

enjoy

Mike Poole29/12/2018 18:46:44
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Label a drawer “Safe Place” and put all the things that need a safe place in it. You could also have a secret drawer label.

Mike

Edited By Mike Poole on 29/12/2018 18:47:56

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