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KWIL08/07/2020 09:45:10
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Amongst the now too extensive "From the Archives" lurks a new article .

A Simple Scratch Guage. Trouble is it just peters out after just one page colliding with another article on the Boxford BUD which lacks a starting page!

Not proof read obviously prior to hitting the print button.

Michael Gilligan08/07/2020 10:04:57
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Now that the thread has started [thanks KWIL] ...

The ‘Home Made Precision Optics’ [Optical Centre Punch] article contains a couple of oddities, which I must have overlooked the first time:

On p30, col.3 : “Acrylic is not quite so easy to machine as Perspex”

On p31, bottom : “A good view showing the inked cross-hairs”

Both of these statements need explanation/justification/context


Frances IoM08/07/2020 10:30:34
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since the contents are over 25% from previously published material (including at least 1 that is on this forum ) I guess little proof reading was thought necessary - distinctly poor after Feb's issue (the last pre covid) - I would have thought that editing + proof reading were almost ideal home-based jobs.
Baz08/07/2020 10:37:01
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I always thought Perspex was a brand name for Acrylic, the same as Delrin is a brand name for Acetal.

KWIL08/07/2020 10:57:38
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10ba12ba08/07/2020 11:32:00
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Oh dear. I find no problem with pages 13 and 14

read it 3 and 4 (of a boxford) are referred to in the final paragraph of the article on the scratch gauge ....which appears to be complete.

KWIL08/07/2020 11:37:54
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Sorry guys, yes, what I could not see was why suddenly photos of a Boxford appeared which did not relate to the article Title, except for note at end!! Must be all this stop at home business causing senior moments.

Peter G. Shaw08/07/2020 13:32:28
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Except that I would have expected Photo 2 to have shown some evidence of the 3mm wide flat filed along its length. Other than that, I agree with 10ba12ba in that there is not much wrong with the article, indeed I am thinking about making one for my self.

Peter G. Shaw

Versaboss08/07/2020 13:42:45
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Do I read that correctly, you are speaking about something in MEW issue 295???

The last issue I received was 293, May 2020. Something lost in transit, how long should I wait before taking action?
Waiting too long, and the leftovers are on the recycling skip.


KWIL08/07/2020 15:29:24
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Yes, MEW 295 turned up yesterday.

Michael Gilligan08/07/2020 16:49:45
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Posted by KWIL on 08/07/2020 15:29:24:

Yes, MEW 295 turned up yesterday.




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