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A toolbox full of gauges
When you need a gauge to check diameters on a turning project, you don’t ordinarily reach for a wrench. But open-end wrenches make handy gauges for checking small diameters because, unlike calipers, there’s no need for setting and resetting the jaws. For example, have 5⁄8″, 1⁄2″, 3⁄8″, and 1⁄4″ wrenches ready for gauging the diameters when you’re turning a finial or tenon. Lightly touch the wrench to the turning. When the wrench slides easily over the workpiece, you’ve reached the desired diameter.
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