Advanced Micrometer Reading

On the higher quality micrometers (mics) they will often be able to measure to .0001 of an Inch. Where as a regular mic can only read to .001 of an inch. Reading this style of mic takes a certain amount of finesse and experience. In this photo below you will that on the internal barrel there is […]

Reading a Micrometer

Reading a micrometer is considered a basic skill for any machinist and should be considered so for any fabricator. In the following pictures I will explain how to read a regular .001 graduated micrometer (mic). This will be same process for any .001 graduated mic, whether it is a depth mic or C-mic. [singlepic id=84 w=320 […]

Change Depth Mic Rod

[singlepic id=38 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=center] Depth micrometers (mic) often times have the ability to measure between 0″ – 6″ as seen in this photo above I am measuring a die with the aide of a 123 Block. The mic in this case is showing a measurement of .163 which means the die itself is […]

123 Block

[singlepic id=33 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=center]   123 Blocks are the unspoken whipping boy of the machining world. They get used for a great number of things to include clamping, spacing, bolting and many other things. The reason for this is they are hardened and surface ground to the exact specification of 1″ by 2″ […]

6 Inch Caliper

The 6 Inch Caliper is probably the first tool any young Fabricator should probably buy. It is versatile  in a number of ways,it can measure inside diameters, outside diameters and depth. [singlepic id=58 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=center]   [singlepic id=63 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=center]   [singlepic id=65 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=center]   As you can see […]