# Look what I bought today!

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#### sandman

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I went to one of those "junk" tool sales at my local V.F.W. hall today and found just what I needed.

Normally when I make nose cones I just use my caliper to make measurements and so far it's worked pretty well...until I get to the really big nose cones! Like anything over 6" long. or 6" in diameter.

Problem solved!

This puppy measures to the 1/128" of an inch or 0.05 mm and up to 24 inches (60cm) long!

Best part...only $9.99! #### KarlD ##### Well-Known Member Thats not a caliper.... That is a pipe wrench disguised as a caliper!!! Killer Deal Sandman!! #### SwingWing ##### Well-Known Member Cripes! No dial - No display! Where do ya put the batteries in that thing???? #### sandman ##### Well-Known Member It's got really big lines and really big numbers. Sort of a caliper for the visually impared. #### Stymye ##### Well-Known Member good find #### Rocketmaniac ##### Well-Known Member Great Find!!!! When are you going to start working on a nosecone bigger than 6" in diameter and longer than 6"?????? #### gerbs4me ##### Well-Known Member you got a good deal on that caliper #### daveyfire ##### Piled Higher and Deeper TRF Lifetime Supporter Originally posted by sandman This puppy measures to the 1/128" of an inch or 0.05 mm and up to 24 inches (60cm) long! Carl... you heard 'em... So what projects ya gonna use that for, Sand? #### Micromeister ##### Micro Craftman/ClusterNut TRF Lifetime Supporter TRF Supporter Wow Sandman! what a great find! Good you got one with the large numbers.. those 128th ticks are a real pain to read on the Starrett 24" master series I got from my dad, Don't use it as much since I started building micros. Have fun with it....Sure makes length measurements a good bit easier Under 10.00 bucks!!! do you have know what one goes for new? I'm sure you almost feel bad about it #### astronboy ##### Well-Known Member Mmmmm... drool.. I gotta get me one of those Super Calipers!!!! #### Stymye ##### Well-Known Member Micro thats the high impact plastic type not near a starrett but still a very good deal just a 6" starrett master caliper is over$400,,
I have a starrett 3 footer at the shop, that I bought used , for a considerable amount. but unfortunately it was necessary.