In some things I'm precise because of "external influences". Okay, because I have to fit things around something I didn't make like electromagnets & watch guts, or electromagnets that used to be watch guts. Sometimes those same influences allow me to use a whole lot of Tennessee windage and a slightly rusty Mk1A-1 eyeball. I far prefer the latter route since I don't have to think about it a lot. Every time I try to think, I get a massive brainache and I have to lay down until it goes away. That wastes time I could be wasting making things or, as is the current project, sorting a massive quantity of watch & clock parts.baldrocker said:The "the plans say xyz grade and sized to a poofteenth of a millimetre and no changes are permissible" camp and the "close enough is good enough as long as it runs" mob. Surely there is a sense of acheivement from accomplishing a project no matter how one gets there? (In this context).
No true American's everyday tool box goes much past chewing gum, baling wire, duct tape, water pump pliers and a small sledge hammer. Maybe a really large screwdriver to use as a prybar. ;DPersonally I as an aussie prefer to make and fix things with fencing wire.
Okay, now this is cool and doable. I mean the spark test not the search, though it's cool and doable too. It's also something I probably knew at one time but have since forgotten. Meds, the reasons for the meds and a host of other bad things.pelallito said:I did a google search and came up with this-
No worries. My level of expertise wasn't readily obvious, I guess.I did think that you knew about heat treating and tempering. I only mentioned it because it had not come up in the thread.