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Here is one for Ed.
Apr 6th, 2018 at 12:06pm
 
Another one-time tool.  Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

How have I lived so long without one? Grin Grin
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Reply #1 - Apr 6th, 2018 at 12:32pm
 
i was going to buy one the set for $299, but then at such a low price, I thought I'd give them away for Christmas presents  Grin Roll Eyes

"ground to a tolerance of .0002" per 12" of length"
I have dust in my shop thicker than 2 ten thousandths of an inch.
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Have you ever seen these guys???

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Hmm, wonder if they will be at the Symposium? Not much in the way of turning tools...

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Reply #3 - Apr 7th, 2018 at 10:14am
 
They're in the "you have too much money" club too.
Paying for a quality tool is one thing but these guys  Undecided Undecided

A basic 12" combination square is $300
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Reply #4 - Apr 7th, 2018 at 12:17pm
 
At some point, you would think that these companies would wake up to the fact that we are working with WOOD. From the time that a woodworker could ever get a piece of wood jointed, planed and sawn to a tolerance of 2 ten thousandths of an inch to the time that the woodworker got two of those pieces glued up and ready for clamps, it has changed dimensions more  than that. For that matter, the thickness of the glue is multiples of that, so unless the ww has found a way to spread glue to a precise constant thickness, he has wasted his 2 ten thousandths of an inch milling work.
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Reply #5 - Apr 7th, 2018 at 12:37pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Apr 7th, 2018 at 10:14am:
They're in the "you have too much money" club too.
Paying for a quality tool is one thing but these guys  Undecided Undecided

A basic 12" combination square is $300


Amen to that! Still, I did subscribe to their newsletter. It will give me something to occasionally send to my father when he wants to know what I want for Christmas....  to keep him a little off balance, you know  Grin
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Reply #6 - Apr 7th, 2018 at 2:15pm
 
Grant Wilkinson wrote on Apr 7th, 2018 at 12:17pm:
At some point, you would think that these companies would wake up to the fact that we are working with WOOD.


these ads are aimed at the new crop of wood workers, those who learn by watching you-tube videos. they have not learned that wood is not a static entity at normal temperatures like steel nearly is. also missing is common sense.

as for accuracy, how accurate is your pencil or marking device?? just the way you hold and move it against a straight edge can mean the difference of 1/16 inch or more.
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Reply #7 - Apr 8th, 2018 at 6:19pm
 
To me it does not matter the NAME of the product but does it work as I need.   I have been wanting a good straight edge for my jointer and planner and table saw but at the cost of $150 is to strong for my blood.  However, I do not begrudge anyone who has the money to buy them since they are working to get what they want and hopefully not a name.
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Re: Here is one for Ed.
Reply #8 - Apr 8th, 2018 at 6:28pm
 
David Hamann wrote on Apr 7th, 2018 at 2:15pm:
Grant Wilkinson wrote on Apr 7th, 2018 at 12:17pm:
At some point, you would think that these companies would wake up to the fact that we are working with WOOD.


these ads are aimed at the new crop of wood workers, those who learn by watching you-tube videos. they have not learned that wood is not a static entity at normal temperatures like steel nearly is. also missing is common sense.

as for accuracy, how accurate is your pencil or marking device?? just the way you hold and move it against a straight edge can mean the difference of 1/16 inch or more.


I have learned far more from YouTube than any other source. I live in an area that has no clubs or adult ed classes. If you have the where with all to filter good safe practices from obviouse unsafe ones, YouTube can be a godsend to those who need resources.
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Reply #9 - Apr 10th, 2018 at 6:21am
 
For a mere $573, you can get kit to make pencils...  I truly HAVE  seen everything now.
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Reply #10 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 3:52am
 
Well Mr. Arlin, I live in an area where Walmart is the answer to ever' body's problems, Angry we've got a gossip ever' 20 feet, our public librarys' newest book has been in there since 1972. Lips Sealed As far ww clubs, the closest one is 150 miles away. Sad
I have read several books over the years about ww, scroll sawing, finishing, etc. But I got them from other sources. I don't use utube for anything. I'm self taught. I read it, then put it to work. I'm yet to perfect the lathe, but in time, I reckon I will. My scroll saws keep me to busy to spend much time on the lathe.
We've got a few carpenters in town, a semi load of wood butchers, & a couple of us that do custom wood working. Our Ag community consists of about 1800 folks. Huh
I figger if a feller needs a $200 straight edge to use, it's his money. And obviously has nothing else to do but collect shiny tools to make his shop more "showy." not to get it dusty. Wink
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Re: Here is one for Ed.
Reply #11 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 9:05am
 
Ed Weber wrote on Apr 6th, 2018 at 12:32pm:
"ground to a tolerance of .0002" per 12" of length"


Not practical,
Not necessary,
Not possible to achieve in woodworking.

2 ten thousandths of an inch is space craft tolerances.
Wood can move more than that if you breath on it, seriously.

A straight edge with those tolerances is is a great tool, though it provides no real benefit in a woodworking shop.
It's actually not too expensive for the tolerances it claims but for less money you can get one with graduation on it that can also be used as a layout rule.
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Reply #12 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 12:06pm
 
Ed, Ed, Ed  Grin Just touching that straight edge puts it out of tolerance. There is a reason the inspection rooms are to be kept at 68 degrees. How many wood shops are air conditioned? Yeah, this is a way to part folks with their money.

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Reply #13 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 1:34pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Apr 13th, 2018 at 12:06pm:
How many wood shops are air conditioned? ...

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..for those three days when it gets over 75º Grin Grin
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Reply #14 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 8:43pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Apr 13th, 2018 at 12:06pm:
How many wood shops are air conditioned?

Mine.  It has to be!
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