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    Default DJ Pope sine bar

    Hi guys. I was gifted with a beautiful sine bar made by DJ Pope. I assume that he has passed. I searched on his name and because DJ is in the title I’m coming across the music industry references. I do not know where he lived. Possibly Maryland.
    I know this a long shot, but does this name ring a bell? Here are a few photos of the sine bar and custom case. Thanks.

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    Thermite need not respond saying that this is rubbish and that Im wasting my time.

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    Your D. J. Pope sine bar is really nice, but it wouldn't surprise me if your follow-up posting tempts a lot of us to respond less graciously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT Doc View Post
    Thermite need not respond saying that this is rubbish and that I’m wasting my time.
    Plot twist, only thermite knows the guy and now your screwed.

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    I am confused by the use of this of this tool.

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    It's always worth a try to see if there's some background you can find on a shop-made tool. But it's really a long shot considering how many sine bars have been made by apprentices, tool and diemakers, and students in machinist classes.

    If you get something useful, consider yourself lucky. Otherwise try to relax and enjoy the smart ass comments you're likely to get and enjoy a tool made personally by the pope. Just sprinkle with holy water periodically to maintain accuracy.

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    Not being an expert on sine bars, could anyone tell my what the "5%" on the underside in the first picture references?

    -Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalCarnage View Post
    Not being an expert on sine bars, could anyone tell my what the "5%" on the underside in the first picture references?

    -Ron
    Alcohol by volume?

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    Was retired for 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalCarnage View Post
    Not being an expert on sine bars, could anyone tell my what the "5%" on the underside in the first picture references?

    -Ron
    My guess is the 5% is actually supposed to be 5". The fitted case looks more interesting than the sine bar. I can't blow the picture up to see details.

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    The initials fit and the obit is recent enough you might be able reach the heirs and inquire. OTOH, it seems a rather improbably path from Michigan to somewhere to be given to you in a short space of time. Unless it was stolen or sold years ago. And the fact that the Pope in the obituary was a machine repair journeyman doesn't quite fit. It's toolroom equipment more than machine repair though that wouldn't preclude it altogether.

    The case looks like micarta, nicely done, at least in a small photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrewblob View Post
    Alcohol by volume?
    With a name like Homebrewblob I shouldn't be surprised.

    Quote Originally Posted by gbent View Post
    My guess is the 5% is actually supposed to be 5". The fitted case looks more interesting than the sine bar. I can't blow the picture up to see details.
    The 5" would make sense, maybe he didn't have letters to make "inch" or " " "? I agree about the case - looks very interesting.

    -Ron

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