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Offline andyf

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2012, 01:31:38 PM »
Dave and David,

There's no vernier caliper in the kitchen cupboard where the collet was, I'm sorry to say.

For once, I've managed to herd together all four of my digiverns, and replaced batteries where needed. Three still work in the sense that the display comes on, though they all give slightly different measurements on a test piece. I suppose that might be due to their being selected from among the cheap fruit and veg at Aldi and Lidl. 

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2012, 01:56:09 PM »
Dave and David,

There's no vernier caliper in the kitchen cupboard where the collet was, I'm sorry to say.


Have you checked behind the cornflakes? It's amazing what you can lose behind a packet of cornflakes.


For once, I've managed to herd together all four of my digiverns, and replaced batteries where needed. Three still work in the sense that the display comes on, though they all give slightly different measurements on a test piece. I suppose that might be due to their being selected from among the cheap fruit and veg at Aldi and Lidl. 
 

In future, may I recommend your test pieces be selected from something slightly firmer than Lidl's fruit & veg rack. Perhaps a 2-day old Tesco loaf of bread, they're pretty hard.
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2012, 03:41:07 PM »
I've fit a new battery in my digi-Vernier,  but I don't really like it. I prefer the (missing) mechanical one.
However,  I have decided that the 'stealth' method of finding the missing instrument is probably the best.

To use this method one simply assumes it is lost forever,  and hope that,  because you aren't thinking about it,  the vernier will think you have forgotten it,  and it will re-appear in the obvious place you left it.

Works for me.

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p.s.  Checked behind the cornflakes;  not there.

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2012, 05:36:58 PM »
I use the "stealth" method a lot, the only problem is that it sometimes takes years for the missing object to realise that your not looking for it!

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2012, 06:46:13 PM »

In future, may I recommend your test pieces be selected from something slightly firmer than Lidl's fruit & veg rack. Perhaps a 2-day old Tesco loaf of bread, they're pretty hard.

 :lol: :lol:
Actually, I tested them against a salami, the diameter of which has been standardised by Eurocrats at 25.00mm so their wives don't make invidious comparisons.

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2012, 07:07:14 AM »
old Chinese saying.

'what would the faithfull wife know about different (salami) sizes ?'

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2012, 09:08:03 AM »
old Chinese saying.

'what would the faithfull wife know about different (salami) sizes ?'

Dave
Yea but in their dreams...... :lol:

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2013, 01:28:46 PM »
I just sit and if asked, I am planning my next move.
A cheapo charity shop swivelly office chair is well worth having for about 10 or less.
I like stinky, poncey joss-sticks. 1 a bundle.
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2013, 03:54:51 PM »
Found the little blighter.  In a set of drawers used for old electronic bits and pieces. This was in a different part of the house,  well away from any engineering stuff.

Happy Days.

Dave. :D

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2013, 04:11:02 PM »
Well David....... As Andy hadn't got it.  :scratch:

I just knew...... You were looking in all the wrong places!   :)

Enjoy your happy day......  :thumbup:

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2013, 10:46:48 AM »
Crikey blimey, I might be normal after all.
Nobody has mentioned the essential case of breakfast beer, you know the 2.8% stuff from Tescos or where ever. :beer:
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2013, 11:03:57 AM »
Another plus 1....
I have several projects on the go and sometimes just become depressed to the point where I cant do anything.......... :palm:

Sometimes I end up going in just to clean up, with a nice chilled beverage...

Sadly tho' this week has been worsened by the demise of my best friend's wife, she died of cancer.....Its been difficult but now the funeral has taken place and I've spent time away with family things should get better...

I'm wishing I was in the toy room right now as I type..wanting to crack on...

My wife is always telling me...'if you're not in the mood ....dont do it...you'll only make a mess of it' How right she is..
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 07:22:25 PM »
Last week the battery in my best Mitutoyo caliper died, so I ordered a new one. When it came I couldn't find the caliper. Looked for a week in every drawer in the shop, house, etc., 4 times, cabinet, even in my vanity drawer. Finally, gave up. Boy was I pissed. So I put on my apron anyway to go to work and guess what, it was in the top pocket.
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2013, 03:54:08 AM »
You were off whole week and were wearing the apron all the time? :lol:

I found my traditional SOMET caliper from glove compartment of her car, while I was trying to locate a spare light bulb. Wonder why I put there and why?

Pekka

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2013, 05:58:17 PM »
Re. Things "happening", in the shop.....

Where's the firebrick, which I use as a base when soldering?  :scratch:
The two verticals are there, plus all my soldering equipment. The base brick has disappeared! It's about 10" x 8" by 1"thick.  :scratch:


This afternoon, I needed to mill a 5/8" slot across the end of a 30mm bar. The r/t held it too high for rigidity.
Been intending to buy a Keats angle plate. But. You know.....   :doh:

Found this Moore & Wright V block, under the bench.......




Not the faintest idea where it's come from! Don't recognise the widget held in the V. I'm sure, I've never seen it before.  :scratch:

But, held in the vice, it did the job perfectly........




There's strange things happens in workshops, when yer not watching!  :scratch:

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2013, 06:11:42 PM »
David

No wonder I couldn't find that "Moore & Wright V block", you have it. Just to be sure that it is mine and not an imposter, look on the bottom and you should see my initials stamped there.  :lol: :lol: :lol:

I had a good look around here but I couldn't find the firebrick, sorry.  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2013, 03:49:53 PM »
Very sorry Don!  :(

I'm afraid this little wanderer is not your lost block. :scratch:

Unless, you've changed your name and not told us!   :)




Still no sign of the firebrick.......  :bang:

But, I've ordered a Keats angle plate, delivery tomorrow!  :D

David D
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