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    Inspector reacted to Jameshow's post in the thread Building Bridges with Like Like.
    I think of a story stick as a rod with the lengths marked on it. A 2 dimension drawing particularly full sized is called a lofting (at...
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    Inspector replied to the thread Labelling system.
    SWMBO bought a water bottle to use at work and then noticed lots of others have the same bottle so she bought a label maker off Amazon...
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    Before you spend on other jigs and things. Use a straight or spiral up cutting bit to cut a groove close to the opening size you want to...
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    Inspector reacted to cowtown_eric's post in the thread 8 point sockets with Like Like.
    I use 8 point sockets on a jig for the TS to fabricate almost perfect octagons on londom pattern chisel handles with a slight taper to them
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    Inspector reacted to Jacob's post in the thread Building Bridges with Thanks Thanks.
    Story pole or stick seems to mean measurements marked out on an actual pole or stick i.e in one dimension. Might have picked up the name...
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    Inspector reacted to Sgian Dubh's post in the thread Building Bridges with Thanks Thanks.
    I know your question has been answered already and similar questions have been asked here before. I'd call what Scotty's doing is...
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    Inspector reacted to ScottyT's post in the thread Building Bridges with Thanks Thanks.
    If a story pole is what aids you in making something Pete then I can only assume yes it is! Thankyou for the interest and I hope you...
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    Inspector reacted to ScottyT's post in the thread Building Bridges with Like Like.
    the rod isn’t calculations as such Mike, in most instances the drawing (if I’m lucky enough to get one 😄) has all the salient details on...
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    Inspector replied to the thread Building Bridges.
    I'm pretty sure I know the answer Scotty but I'll ask anyway. Is what you call a "rod" what we would refer to as a story pole? Pete
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    Inspector replied to the thread Beam plane.
    Not if you worked the table side until it was flat and true. Then it would work like any other thicknessing machine. Square one edge and...
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    I don't have one but I'll offer this calculator. Plug in the wheel diameters and distance between the centres of the shafts and it will...
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    Inspector replied to the thread Mystery thing.
    They look like little flagging paddles the road crew traffic control people use. Paint stop on one side and slow on the other. Hand them...
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    Inspector reacted to Agent_zed's post in the thread 8 point sockets with Like Like.
    I agree in principle, but I hate it more that manufacturers keep changing the tooling so that it's harder to fix anything. Used to be...
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    Inspector reacted to pe2dave's post in the thread 8 point sockets with Like Like.
    100% agree. Equally I gloat to myself each time I pick up a seldom used tool knowing it's the 'right' one for the job. Possibly my...
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    Inspector reacted to HOJ's post in the thread Beam plane with Like Like.
    Not sure if this link will work, but interesting method of planing a beam:
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