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Building a Micrometer Stand Part 2

Here’s the completed project. Holding Screw The instructions call for the holding screw to be machined from a piece of brass or plastic so as to not mar the micrometer. What I ended up doing as making it a steel … Continue reading

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Building a Micrometer Stand Part 1

These plans were inspired by Useful Machine Shop Tools to Make for Home Shop Machinists by Stan Bray. Unfortunately the plans and instructions in that book are woefully incomplete, often missing key steps and measurements. Furthermore, they use British screw … Continue reading

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BA to UNC (US) Screw Conversion Chart

For converting British small screws (BA) into equivalent US screw sizes. BA Screw Closest US Screw Clearance Hole Size TPI OD (in) Size OD (in) Tap Drill (in) Close Fit (in) Free Fi (in) BA0 25.40 0.236 ¼-20 0.250 7 … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 24

This play is essentially the same as plate 23, but it starts on the outside. Plate 24 – Common Fencer 1a Both fencers start in 3rd on the outside. The agent provokes a response by beginning to constrains the patient … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 23

This play specifically says the fencers are in misura larga or wide measure. Loosely speaking, this is the range in which you can attack with a single step. Plate 23 – Common Fencer This drill will work better for the … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 22

Prior to attempting these drills you should be familiar with the drills on plate 21. Plate 22 – Fabris 1a Both fencers start in 3rd on the inside. The agent constrains the patient by turning the wrist into second Patient … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 21

It is vitally important that you do not skip over the “common fencer” drills. These are not drills of the incompetent fencer, but merely one who hasn’t had the additional instruction from Fabris. So it is something that you would … Continue reading

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