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Need a Longer Thickness Caliper

Discussion in 'Hand Tools' started by Mike Turner, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Mike Turner

    Mike Turner Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I love these calipers from Lee Valley but I sometimes need them to be longer. Anyone have a good idea how to make something like them longer? I make flutes and I bore the long hole for the flute sound chamber.Occasionally one will drift a little and if I know this I can allow more wood to be left there when finish turning it...just maybe not turning the flute as thin. Anyhow any ideas would be appreciated . I have the longer set. Thanks in advance for any ideas !!!!
    http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=43201&cat=1,43513,43550&ap=1
     
  2. kweinert

    kweinert Member Full Member

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    I ran across this, don't know if it will help you though: http://www.turnedwood.com/tools&jigs.html#Caliper

    The base page is all about his jigs, that link goes directly to the calipers. It's a few pictures and discussions on how he makes and calibrates them.
     
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  3. Mike Turner

    Mike Turner Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Oh yeah something along those lines would work..when I get around tuit lol! Thanksss
     
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