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Offline Arbalist

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Adjustable Spacers
« on: May 05, 2015, 07:07:35 AM »
Clever, shame they're only in plastic.

Offline Lew_Merrick_PE

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Re: Adjustable Spacers
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 01:11:49 PM »
How about Adjustable Parallels or Screw Spacers (which are an internally threaded tube/circumferential clamp with an externally threaded "plug?").  I have kept two sets of Adjustable Parallels in my toolchest since my apprenticeship days.  I usually make up Screw Spacers in sets of three.

Another (non-adjustable) device of great utility is collections of 1/2-hard strip (usually 301 CRES left over from jobs that require it) is (slip-form) rolled to various diameters such that they fit in my lathe chucks to provide a lathe-chuck parallel for parts that do not otherwise "fit" when turning.  For small (4 inch/100 mm) chucks, a set of 5 in each width will suffice.  Larger chucks may require a dozen or more.  I keep them in ditty bags (cloth draw-string bags such as hiker's and climber's use) so I can find them.