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Little blacksmith's double calipers

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I haven't been in the forge much for the past several months (teaching taking all my time), but I just started a large project, a 15th century chamber clock.  More on that later when I get further into it.  Today I decided to make a set of double calipers for it.  It's going to involve a lot of forging down flat stock in relatively small sizes (the gears are made from 3/16"x5/8"), and rather than using a set of small calipers and a 6" ruler, as I had been, this would be much easier.  Nothing fancy, made from a couple pieces out of the scrap pile, but they are smaller than is usual.

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Beautiful work, as always, hoss.  I've been meaning to make a set of calipers like that and just plain keep forgetting.

Maybe that's what I'll do in the shop next time I light up the fire!

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Very nice Nick. I'm very much a form follows function guy so when I see a tool meant to do it's job well it's beautiful in my eyes. I'd love a look in your tool box.

Frosty The Lucky.

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