Oh yeah, their precision steel rules actually give you something like 0.005.
The guy was basically telling me that they didn't have anything between 1/32
and the specs of the steel rule. So if what I wanted was 1/64, then that
would be where I'd have to go.
But you know, I'm good with what I've got. I've moved on to another project,
which is refurbishing a battered old Craftsman wood lathe that a friend and
I bought cheap to try our hands at woodturning. Got the castings in primer
this afternoon, and the bench is underway - as inspiration we're starting
with the "bench in a weekend" feature from the most recent Fine Woodworking
Tools and Shop issue, because we can build it fast and cheap from
Maybe this is something people should query from www.veritastools.ca?
I had a quick look on their website and there weren't any Veritas made
rules. They have the machinery, technology and skill to make a line of
decent rules, but instead have chosen to stock Starrett.
Starrett is a solid name recognized around the world. Probably much easier
to sell than their own name. I know I recently acquired a bunch of
precision measuring tools that my grandfather used as a working machinist
before WWII. Most of it is Starrett, with just a couple things made by
Brown & Sharp. I don't have any way to test the indicators, but most of the
micrometers tested to the standards so close I couldn't see the offset of
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