Calipers / Measuring Set For Turning (?)

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  • wassaw998
    Senior Member
    • Jul 2004
    • 689
    • Atlanta, GA, USA.

    Calipers / Measuring Set For Turning (?)


    What do you all recommend for a set of calipers to be used for turning ? Is there certain size(s) I would want to get started with ?

    Thanks
    Chris
  • Jim Boyd
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 1766
    • Montgomery, Texas, USA.
    • Delta Unisaw

    #2
    This set works well enough for me.
    HF set
    Jim in Texas and Sicko Ryobi Cult Member

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    • Ken Weaver
      Veteran Member
      • Feb 2004
      • 2417
      • Clemson, SC, USA
      • Rigid TS3650

      #3
      I have one similar to Jim's but it wasn't from HF, think it was Rockler and it only had the 3 calipers. Can't remember the price but it was reasonable.
      Ken Weaver
      Clemson, SC

      "A mistake is absolute proof that someone tried to do something!

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      • Tom Miller
        Veteran Member
        • Mar 2003
        • 2507
        • Twin Cities, MN
        • BT3000 - Cuttin' it old school

        #4
        That set Jim posted looks like it would do the trick nicely. You'll get use out of at least 4 of those tools.

        I would suggest to round over the tips of the outside caliper (2nd from the left, top row, in picture) and sand smooth so they don't catch while turning.

        Conversely keep the divider tips sharp to scribe diameters while turning.

        Regards,
        Tom

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        • kwgeorge
          Veteran Member
          • Jan 2004
          • 1419
          • Alvin, TX, USA.

          #5
          I have two of the sets that Jim mentioned. I then picked up this set from Rockler and I find that I like them much more. The dividers are hardened so they mark well.

          Woodturner's Caliper Set Part# 22218

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          • wassaw998
            Senior Member
            • Jul 2004
            • 689
            • Atlanta, GA, USA.

            #6
            Thanks !
            Chris

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