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    I haven't bought a magazine in years, I just use google, YouTube and forums these days, seems to cover all my needs.

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    Just recently picked up the latest 2 issues of MEW. Issue 268 has a few I think interesting articles, one being converting a Caliper to a height gauge, another understanding thread dial indicators, and a solution for safer parting off.
    Issue 269 also has some interesting articles, Tools from Trash a couple of polisher/sanders from a shaver and a hand held electric beater, Photograhic Lighting for the Workshop and a short article on boring accurate internal recesses.
    Also an article on an Indexing Modification for a Tailstock Turret.
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    Received issue 270 today.
    With the usual interesting articles. For those with a Myford lathe; metric Overlays for the imperial thread cutting gearbox. An indexing head for the Unimat SL1000, a stepper motor driven toolchanger, Two useful worksop phone apps. Production Runs on the Lathe, a Sine Bar Angle Setting Gauge plus Lathework for the Beginner and for those that like the Horological side of things, Making the Ratchet Click Spring of a Mechanical Clock.
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    Which one has the heat treatment/curing oven article

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    Hi China,
    That article is in issue 267.
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    Looking forward to the read on Differential Dividing Head and the home built one..

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    Received the latest MEW issue 271 today.
    Some really interesting articles in it, using a refrigerator compressor as a mini-comressor system for airbrushing, spray coolant and air, blowing off swarf etc. using a home made nozzle. As it runs very low pressure, swarf etc isn't blown everywhere, nor into crevices, etc.
    An interesing article on milling a curved groove, without a ball end mill, and an article on abuse to innocent Bridgeports, basically pushing the envelope of one to cut an internal keyway.
    Making a threading indicator for a lathe.
    Plus the continuation of a stepper motor driven tool changer for a small CNC lathe.
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    Just got issue 273 today. Some interesting articles, including a Fabricated Versatile Dividing Head, instead of using a casting, the author fabricated the shape and then ground out the welds to replicate a casting.
    Utilising a AAA battery and holder to power a digital vernier, instead of the useless little battery.
    Making an attachment to allow dividing awkward primes.
    A solution to work holding on a mill using a self made adjustable vise, which consists of 3 parts, a fixed jaw, a moving jaw and a forcing "jaw".
    An article explaining the art of differential dividing, with an attachment that turns a BSO Indexer into a Universal Dividing Head.
    How to convert a spare slide into an automatic facing head.
    A lever feed tailstock modification for a Mini Lathe.
    Hope this helps someone, or gives an idea to solve a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Utilising a AAA battery and holder to power a digital vernier, instead of the useless little battery. Kryn
    Why is it a useless little battery?

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    Because everytime I go to use mine, the battery is flat, and I do switch it off everytime I'm finished with it.
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    The batterys can be bought for very little though. You can get 100 of them for $10.50

    I bought a pack of 50 over 5 years ago now and still have plenty left.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/250-100-....c100505.m3226

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Because everytime I go to use mine, the battery is flat, and I do switch it off everytime I'm finished with it.
    More likely a function of the vernier circuit design, the battery in my Mitutoyo lasts at least a year of almost daily use. It turns off automatically after a period of inactivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Because everytime I go to use mine, the battery is flat, and I do switch it off everytime I'm finished with it.
    Somewhere on here is a post re battery woes. I have 2 vernier different cheapies one doesnt last a month even removed.
    The Workzone one last much longer even if battery left in and auto shut off on.

    But like you Kryn there comes the time I need it and dead battery syndrome so i bought an analog type.

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    Hi,

    Back when I had cheap digital calipers I recall there were 2 different types of battery available.
    One was a LR44 which has been in my only surviving digital caliper for 3 years now.

    The other type which I have now forgotten its number designation never lasted a long time.
    I changed types at the suggestion of the man in the battery shop.

    Wether it shall make a difference in your case I do not know.
    It is just my two bobs worth.

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    Some callipers use a 1.5V battery, but some will only work with a 1.55v battery which often leads some folks thinking the calliper no longer works.

    0.05V sound trivial but some callipers work with either voltage battery but will last much longer if you use the 1.55V battery
    This is probably because as well as a higher voltage, the silver oxide chemistry SR44/357s lose V slower and have more A/hrs than the Alkaline powered LR44 batteries.

    The silvers cost more but they are usually worth it. I find it quite irritating to reach for a calliper only to find I have to change the battery.
    Branded names also seem to last longer than cheaper brans or generics.
    I get Maxells from Altronics for about $3 each if you have an account (anyone can get an account)

    Has anyone tried the Vartas?

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