Measuring a I/d

  1. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Closed a long time ago as far as I am aware, think they were in Dundee, 15 miles from me.
     
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    Fraserb Forum Supporter

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    Staretts are about 15 miles from me.
     
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  3. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Watch the video on ut. Very easy to strip, they are just screwed together
     
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  4. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Do they still have a place in Hawick?
     
  5. Fraserb

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    Jedburgh, not that far from Hawick.
     
  6. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Oh, Jedburgh, well I was young when I used to visit down that way :D
     
  7. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Used to have our summer Holidays, we did a house swap with mums cousin, about a mile outside St Boswells.
     
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    addjunkie Member

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    They used to have a shop there, you could buy stuff not sure whats there now!
     
  9. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Brad93 i will send you pictures tomorrow of mine stripped down.

    They are gash inside.
     
  10. Fraserb

    Fraserb Forum Supporter

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    What direction from St Boswells? I'm 12.8 miles from my house door to the chip shop in the middle of St Boswells.
     
  11. Fraserb

    Fraserb Forum Supporter

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    They still have a factory there, think its mostly hokesaws and saw blades they make their, not 100% sure though
     
  12. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Great video.

    Mine aren’t as bad as that, but they’re certainly not far off.

    will be interesting to have one apart
     
  13. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Selkirk road I think.
    Will go look on Google maps as it is over 40 years since I was there last :D
     
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  14. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    House circled.

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    Has changed quite a bit, used to be a really enclosed garden but the house itself still looks familiar.

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    Last time I measured a "2 cycle" engine bore I was stood on top of the piston, while the engine was turned.
     
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  16. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Who do these companies just make things cheaper and more crap.

    mitutoyos cost to make a set of these gauges can’t be more than £50.
    They sell them to distributor for £80.
    Distributor sells them to dealer for £100
    Dealer sells them to me for £130.

    everyone has made plenty of profit, customer has ended up with a quality item.

    But instead everyone wants to make a bigger profit, and they start at the bottom! Manufacture the product cheaper.

    ESAB went like that once the Americans got involved and now pedal Chinese stuff no where near as good as machines they made 20 years ago.
     
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    mtt.tr Member

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    Why do companies say we are performing badly, we only earnt a million.


    World is broken
     
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  18. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    ESAB is owned by a company called Colfax. CEO got 7m in bonuses. We were told we were performing badly :doh: turned over hundreds of millions, paid 1000s of staff around the globe.
    Surely keeping 1000s of people in well paid jobs is a win.
    That’s the problem with investors and public companies.
     
  19. northwest

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    I wholeheartedly agree. Profit is not a dirty word, but greed is and it is "all for the shareholders". Really winds me up, hopefully this whole thing will level the field a little, I know for sure I wouldn't like to be holding a portfolio of offices to rent right now......
     
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  20. MBB Forum Supporter

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    You can buy a set of used slip gauges less than the price of some upmarket digital callipers. It depends on the accuracy of the bore you want to decide what you measure with. I wouldn't used a digital caliper for precise measurement.
     
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