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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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    1-legged pants would be a "skirt" or "kilt". :)

    1-legged pants would be a "skirt" or "kilt". :)
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    Any luck with getting this uploaded? :)

    Any luck with getting this uploaded? :)
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    The closest thing there is to a MIL-Spec for...

    The closest thing there is to a MIL-Spec for these is a "Commercial Item Description". Military Specifications are issued by the Department of Defense; Commercial Item Descriptions are issued by the...
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    Please do, by all means! I still haven't done...

    Please do, by all means! I still haven't done anything with this mic yet.
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    It does look like it's been used AND abused. I...

    It does look like it's been used AND abused. I would consider this an "SPSO" (Surface Plate Shaped Object). I might be better than what the OP is using now, but not much.
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    "Ve haff vays of making you talk!!!"

    "Ve haff vays of making you talk!!!"
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    As far as I know, the only thing that was...

    As far as I know, the only thing that was replaced was the interface and the computer. I don't know if the Renishaw probe head was added then, or not. Good luck!
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    At a previous employer, we had 2 of those that...

    At a previous employer, we had 2 of those that had been retrofitted with PC's to run QC-5000. It was done before I got there, so I don't know exactly how they did it, but it can be done. Quadra-Chek...
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    At a previous employer, I was in charge of the...

    At a previous employer, I was in charge of the calibration, and we calibrated ALL employee-owned and company-owned precision measuring equipment. We used different numbering schemes for...
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    Getting off-topic....269910

    Getting off-topic....269910
  13. It depended on the customer. Some required the...

    It depended on the customer. Some required the more comprehensive AS9100-type format, others required simple measurement results. Occasionally, one would require the results on their form, but that...
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    You'll get quicker answers after you add...

    You'll get quicker answers after you add pictures....
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    Look for ring gages used to set internal...

    Look for ring gages used to set internal micrometers. Here's an example: Cylindrical Ring Gages | Ring Gauges
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    YouTube
    (Somebody had to do it...)
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    Understood, but since I have no idea what...

    Understood, but since I have no idea what searches you've done, I had to start somewhere. Have you searched for "Compressed Gas Association", and looked for their standards, rather than for ANSI /...
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    This may help: CONCOA CGA Connection Reference...

    This may help: CONCOA CGA Connection Reference Chart

    Or this: http://www.asge-online.com/pdf/ASGEpg187.pdf
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    Sending the newbie for a left-handed ball-pein...

    Sending the newbie for a left-handed ball-pein hammer....
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    You also need to realize (if you haven't already)...

    You also need to realize (if you haven't already) that there will be a learning curve involved with new equipment. If you decide to go with a CMM, there will be the a learning curve with the CMM...
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    I have one of those, too, but the circular...

    I have one of those, too, but the circular fluorescent lamp they use is an odd size, and I think you have to get the replacement lamp from them.
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    While I admire your loyalty to your friend, it's...

    While I admire your loyalty to your friend, it's not your fault that he has no experience in a machine shop environment. As others have said, if you can offer him some sort of entry-level position,...
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    If I may ask, how did you determine that 1/16"...

    If I may ask, how did you determine that 1/16" needs to be removed? That is a MASSIVE amount of material to be removed, in terms of a surface plate. Is it damaged in some way? One of the advantages...
  24. Don Bailey from Suburban Tool recommends ammonia:...

    Don Bailey from Suburban Tool recommends ammonia: YouTube
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    As for the dial reading at rest, that really...

    As for the dial reading at rest, that really doesn't matter. This type of indicator is TYPICALLY used to measure variations in a surface, rather than a linear dimension. The indicator is typically...
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