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Re: Circles, lots of circles what for are they?

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:38 pm
by zelph
Ok, I'll tell you what they are:

This is a watchmaker's wheel gauge. Gears in watches and clocks are referred to as wheels - toothed wheels. Before the era of interchangeability, each part was custom fit to each watch movement. If repairs needed to be made a wheel blank was obtained from a supplier and the watchmaker would then cut the required number of teeth into the blank. The watchmaker would put the damaged wheel into the gauge to tell the supplier what size he needed.

Re: Circles, lots of circles what for are they?

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:20 am
by Ridgerunner
And I really thought they were guages for the diameter of pickles so you could use the appropriat pickle fork! :lol: Should have known we were back to the watchmakers tools! :roll:

Re: Circles, lots of circles what for are they?

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:34 am
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:And I really thought they were guages for the diameter of pickles so you could use the appropriat pickle fork! :lol: Should have known we were back to the watchmakers tools! :roll:


We have a member that is into watch repair......I thought for sure she would chime in and take a guess. :D

Re: Circles, lots of circles what for are they?

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:47 pm
by realityguy
And I really thought they were guages for the diameter of pickles...


Ah..you didn't tell us it was Daren's set..might have made it easier.. :evil:

Re: Circles, lots of circles what for are they?

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:07 pm
by DarenN
realityguy wrote:
And I really thought they were guages for the diameter of pickles...


Ah..you didn't tell us it was Daren's set..might have made it easier.. :evil:


i don't need no stinking pickle gauges! i just eat 'em. don't matter what size they are. 8-)

i really thought RG nailed it with the balance beam weights answer. oh well. :)

Re: Circles, lots of circles what for are they?

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:25 pm
by Blues Frog
Dowell centers? Blues Frog

Re: Circles, lots of circles what for are they?

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:05 pm
by zelph
Blues Frog wrote:Dowell centers? Blues Frog


When I first sow the tool that's what came to mind.............great minds think alike :D