Tool - name and source?

Looks like little (I think metal) wafers, used to measure/compare thicknesses. (Presumably) One for 1/32", one for 1/16", etc etc. Principally used by machinists?
I saw them described in a Woodsmith years ago, thought "I've needed those for years!" and *thought* I'd remember the name and get around to finding a source eventually. Hah! :-)
Ring any bells?
Thx, Will
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On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:35:12 -0600, Wilfred Xavier Pickles

Feeler gauge?
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM5793235702P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode0-14082377-2
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wrote:

They are called gage blocks or gauge blocks. They come in rather large sets, for use by machinists and their QC inspectors. Don't know of any specifically made for the lower tolerance requirements of woodworking applications. If I only needed a few, I guess I'd be tempted to make my own from some stable hardwood with a planer and micrometer
Here is one:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Bob in NC
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"Bob Verne" wrote in message
wrote:

They are called gage blocks or gauge blocks. They come in rather large sets, for use by machinists and their QC inspectors. Don't know of any specifically made for the lower tolerance requirements of woodworking applications. If I only needed a few, I guess I'd be tempted to make my own from some stable hardwood with a planer and micrometer
Here is one:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)23114860&sr=1-31 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
He did say "wafers". That leads me to believe that space blocks are what he is thinking such as: (Amazon.com product link shortened)23117284&sr=1-1
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Wilfred Xavier Pickles wrote the following:

No bells on wafer type feelers But would any of these help you out? http://www.google.com/search?q=gap+feeler+gauge&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=LSPdTuuXHcXk0QHQj_2mDw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved D8Q_AUoAQ&biw80&bih€7 or: http://preview.tinyurl.com/7jvgv8x
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On 12/5/2011 1:35 PM, Wilfred Xavier Pickles wrote:

Setup Blocks:
http://www.veritastools.com/products/Page.aspx?pf
I keep a set of these close by the table saw all the time, and another set in a drawer in the work bench.
Another handy item for use as shims, and can also be used as setup blocks in a pinch:
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,43456&pf917
Simply cannot express how handy the latter are ... I keep a handful in my shop apron and use them constantly for measuring, and shimming to a 1/32". Greatest thing since shirt pockets ... get the ones from Lee Valley, they are special made for them and work the best.
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Thanks twice! These are what I need. And I expect a few other forum-folk might decide they also need 'em. Especially for only $5.95.
Thanks also to Dave.
Cheers, Will
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On Monday, December 5, 2011 3:07:01 PM UTC-5, Swingman wrote:

I have these and they are indispensable.
http://www.veritastools.com/products/Page.aspx?pf
-Jim
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I always wondered. What are the holes for in the 123 block?
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I always wondered. What are the holes for in the 123 block? -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clamping for fixture use. Often the holes are threaded for this purpose.
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On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:35:12 -0600, Wilfred Xavier Pickles

Set up blocks. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?pE089&cat=1,43513,51657
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On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:35:12 -0600, Wilfred Xavier Pickles

Gauge blocks are what you're probably thinking of.
Try one of these for setting up your machines, though: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page0732&filter=height%20gauge http://goo.gl/2bwdX old style
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Your thinking of gage blocks or setup gage blocks but they come in large sets of around 128 peices and they are usually from 1" down to less than a 64th in size. Enco sells a set that might be what your looking for. Hope this helps
Greg
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It does help. Jeez, < 1/64? I'd love to have a set, but I couldn't justify the expense, wouldn't use them that often.
Thanks, Will
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On Sun, 11 Dec 2011 13:31:40 -0600, Wilfred Xavier Pickles

Normally, an array of setup blocks wouldn't be the expense you're imagining. One normally wouldn't own 64 pieces to make up an inch for example. Combining different sizes will make up a large array of dimensions.
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