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View Poll Results: Would you want a 17mm thickness gauge in the Woodpecker's Metric set
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:44 PM
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Poto, thanks, but I don't think my math aptitude will outweigh my marks in social skills.
Randy,

Social skills???????

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:58 PM
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Gentlemen,

Not being the sharpest tool in the box, it just occurred to me that some may not know what Richard's thickness gauges look like or what they do.

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Old 08-16-2012, 05:57 PM
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Not being the sharpest tool in the box ...
Let's face it, Fred, with the great care you give your tools, just about everything in your shop is sharper than you.


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Old 08-16-2012, 06:03 PM
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Let's face it, Fred, with the great care you give your tools, just about everything in your shop is sharper than you.


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Unfortunately there is a lot of truth in that statement. However, by being the dullest in the group, it means that whomever I speak with whether on the phone or in person, appears to be a scintillating conversationalist regardless of the truth.

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I don't work in metric unless I have to, so it is not often. That said, having seen the pictures now (thank you Fred) they are not what I had envisioned. The metric 17mm being very close to 3/4" (.669" according to my convertor) I would have to think that it would be a size that got used more often than not.

I do have to think, however, that somewhere in the whole product development process, someone already brought this up, and that size was vetoed for some reason.

Love to hear Richard chime in with the background.

What with their penchant for precision, I'm going to have to bend his ear about catering to the lathe crowd. There's a multitude of calipers out there, but darn few that are really very good, or comfortable in use. That strikes me as an area in the prolific tool world where a place like Woodpeckers might be able to build a better mousetrap.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:36 PM
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... The metric 17mm being very close to 3/4" (.669" according to my convertor) I would have to think that it would be a size that got used more often than not.
Randy, when it comes to open-end wrenches it's 19mm (.748 inch) that's closest to 3/4" (.750 inch). They are almost interchangeable.

17mm (.669 inch) is close to 11/16" (.688 inch).

14mm (.551 inch) is close to 9/16" (.563 inch).

I know this from years of grabbing the wrong wrench.


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11 is also dang close to 7/16"
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:39 AM
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11 is also dang close to 7/16"
And then there's:

1/2" (.500 inch) and 13mm (.512 inch)

1/4" (.250 inch) and 6mm (.237 inch)

Imagine the fun for those of us old enough to be involved with the first "international" motor vehicles, often imperial on the chassis and metric on the drivetrain.


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Old 08-17-2012, 03:18 AM
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Guess I was thinking in casework how many things end up being near that 3/4" dimension. And how often I've thought "just a tad thinner would look just right".
Ergo, if I had 17, I'd probably find uses for it.
I wonder if they'll make a custom 110mm for Freds workbench top?
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:44 AM
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I use both metric and imperial everyday. Everything I make is a fusion of both...this coming from my schooling days, being taught in the metric system, then going on to woodworking college where my old teacher only used the old imperial system.
For myself, I can't see much value in the 17mm gauge. That thickness never seems to come up in my work, for the tasks the gauge is made for.
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