Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Sunday, 19 April 2020



8 comments:

  1. The verniers are beautifully engraved and show signs of hard use.
    It's been a very long time since I used a set of vernier calipers.
    Long ago I would have taken my glasses off to read them, and today I would have to use magnifiers to see the lines.

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    1. I have old world Vernier sights on a couple of the black powder rifles. I am going to have to re-learn how they work this spring...

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  2. Nice craftmanship vs. Ikea. It's like comparing our founding fathers with today's politicians. They don't make 'em that way anymore.

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    1. My wife loves Ikea but gawd… I hate them. We almost had WW3 when we bought the house. Her mom and dad had better ideas about d├ęcor and esthetics than I did and insisted on stainless steel and plastic where I wanted wood and rustic. The in laws were furious when I dug my feet in about it too. I just don't want that crappy modern mass produced sterile chit in my home...

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  3. Plus one on the verniers. I know how to read them, I just can't see them anymore. Looks like someone had some fun engraving them, an art that is an amazing skill.

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    1. A lot of the engravers and carvers will often practice their art on their own tools. It makes them much harder to "lose" if ya catch my drift... ;)

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  4. That cabinet! Wonder what its original intended use was? Jeweler? I'd have fun filling all those trays with thread and notions. Like everyone else, beautiful calipers, but I would need a magnifying glass to read them, too.

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    1. I think it's a wood worker's chest, Judy. They are the only ones I know that would go in for that kind of presentation... but whadda I know...?

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