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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4380 on: October 12, 2019, 12:38:43 PM »
Not dying is a worthy goal.

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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4381 on: October 12, 2019, 01:09:50 PM »
That's pretty much my #1 daily goal.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4382 on: October 12, 2019, 10:17:46 PM »
Rocking it today, 8.17 and still standing  ;D
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4383 on: October 13, 2019, 08:48:33 AM »
Looking through some of my old tools yesterday and found a steel engineer's ruler, part of which is marked off in hundredths of an inch.  I used to be able to take readings with this, without needing glasses.  Sadly not any more.

I recently bought myself a digital vernier/caliper which measures internal, external, and depth, down to the nearest thousandth of an inch, but delivers this information via a nice large print digital read out.

Fascinating stuff.  I discovered that a sheet of 12mm MDF board is several thou thinner at one end than the other.  Completely unnoticeable in a woodworking context, but...

I remember setting ignition timing with a pencil dropped into the spark plug hole and two fine notches carved on it with a razor blade.  It worked well enough.

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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4384 on: October 14, 2019, 12:15:36 PM »
I'm pretty sure that thousandths of an inch is not metric and doesn't much matter in the course of human events. We are capable of much more than is really necessary.

Is thousandths of an inch like millionths of a millimeter?
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4385 on: October 15, 2019, 02:40:32 AM »
Or the breadth of a breath?
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4386 on: October 15, 2019, 11:00:03 AM »
It's bloody small, yet still big enough for experienced fingers to detect a slight wobble in non-matched parts.

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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4387 on: October 15, 2019, 12:17:36 PM »
I know we can feel an uneven surface even when the uneven part is teeny tiny, but does that really matter overall? And in a ball bearing, how much time would it take to actually smooth out in use?
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4388 on: October 15, 2019, 11:11:19 PM »
I wonder what happened to the ball bearing birds?
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« Reply #4389 on: Today at 12:19:28 AM »
I'd never heard of the fabled creaturet.  So I looked on the net and apparently it's another of those exotic Aussie creatures which can kill you.

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« Reply #4390 on: Today at 12:16:13 PM »
They aren't even exotic. Just all the creatures of Australia can kill you. They just like it that way.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #4391 on: Today at 01:07:53 PM »
I've just had a lovely little lady gas-fitter come to sort out my boiler.  She diagnosed a faulty pump and it will be a week before it arrives.  She bled all the radiators and reset the timer for me.

I think our housing association have a size-ist policy.  Over the last few years nearly all their new staff, male or female, have been short and compact little folks who can squeeze into corners.

She shot under my office desk to bleed the radiator like a ferret down a hole ;-)

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