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    Check this out: The Mysterious Plus/Plus...

    Check this out: The Mysterious Plus/Plus Tolerance | Geometric Learning Systems
    And this: Double Plus or Minus Tolerances | Engineers Edge Engineering Forum
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    In my opinion, granite is better for a surface...

    In my opinion, granite is better for a surface plate for several reasons:
    1. Because it is less thermally conductive, it is less affected by changes in temperature.
    2. Here in Florida, humidity is...
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    Tools to scrape flesh from animal hides before...

    Tools to scrape flesh from animal hides before the tanning process?
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    Could you post a picture of your mic and the box...

    Could you post a picture of your mic and the box it came in? Thanks!
  5. Many times, calibration intervals are based on...

    Many times, calibration intervals are based on usage, rather than a certain time period, especially if the item is not used on a regular basis. Or, if something is used often, your interval could be...
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    If you do the "Facebook" thing, there are several...

    If you do the "Facebook" thing, there are several vintage tool groups on there that are a great asset in trying to identifying odds and ends like these.
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    Thank you, James!

    Thank you, James!
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    Joe Michaels - thank you once again for another...

    Joe Michaels - thank you once again for another interesting and informative post. They are always well-written, and if I'm not careful, I usually learn something.
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    When I click on your links, I get a "this shared...

    When I click on your links, I get a "this shared link has expired" message.
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    I thought that's why the thread gage handle is...

    I thought that's why the thread gage handle is hex-shaped: so you could put a wrench on it....
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    Please be patient. You are replying to a post...

    Please be patient. You are replying to a post that was made over 8 years ago. It may take a few days for the one who posted that to see your comment. Perhaps posting in English may help, too. Google...
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    Rivett608 - Thank you so much! I have learned so...

    Rivett608 - Thank you so much! I have learned so much from you and others (like Antique Mac) over the years here on PM. I'm glad to see that others will now be able to learn from you, as well. Yes,...
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    I had one similar to this awhile back for reading...

    I had one similar to this awhile back for reading scales. I loaned it to a colleague, and never got it back. Musta worked for them, too. https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/03183845
  14. It's nice to hear that some companies still...

    It's nice to hear that some companies still believe in customer service with real humans on the phone. I had heard good things about Starrett supporting their products; thanks for confirming that! (I...
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    Ox - at a previous employer, we had a hardness...

    Ox - at a previous employer, we had a hardness tester just like the one you picture. I'll see if I can remember how it works. The rotating knob on the side of the column is how you set your test...
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    Joe Michaels - I always look forward to reading...

    Joe Michaels - I always look forward to reading your posts, no matter what topic. Even if it's not something I'm particularly interested in, you make it so.They are always well-written, and since you...
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    My $0.02 contribution to this conversation is to...

    My $0.02 contribution to this conversation is to stay away from the Starrett electronic digital offerings. They're okay while they work, but once they falter, repair parts are practically...
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    I have a manual for a Mitutoyo Surftest SJ-210...

    I have a manual for a Mitutoyo Surftest SJ-210 Surface Roughness Tester. What are you looking for?
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    Try: https://quicksearch.dla.mil/qsSearch.aspx...

    Try: https://quicksearch.dla.mil/qsSearch.aspx Enter the spec you're looking for in the "Document ID" field.
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    New versions still available: 1702 Educational...

    New versions still available: 1702 Educational Charts, Wall Size, 18-5/8 x 14-5/8" (473 x 371mm)
    Or these: 1715 Student Notebook Pages
  21. It may mean that there's some contamination on...

    It may mean that there's some contamination on the surface that is "read" by the electronics. Usually, a good wipedown with some alcohol will clean the oil/coolant/spooge, or whatever's on it.
  22. I've never seen one of these, but they can be...

    I've never seen one of these, but they can be found listed on page 132 of Starrett Catalog #26 (1938) as a "No. 127 United States Government Micrometer Caliper Gage". The description states "These...
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    30 years? OLD??? I have t-shirts that are 30...

    30 years? OLD??? I have t-shirts that are 30 years old....

    As for "what it's worth", it's worth whatever someone wants to pay for it. What's worthless to one person, may be a "pearl of great...
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    THAT'S what I call a "bad day at work".

    THAT'S what I call a "bad day at work".
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    I agree with Gordon that it's probably not a...

    I agree with Gordon that it's probably not a fake. I can't imagine there's a huge market for vernier height gages, so there would be no point in coming up with a fake. Maybe a close-up picture of the...
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