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    Digital brake disc gauges might do the job too. They tend to have a few inches of jaw depth and can be cheaper than some other options.

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    This is the one you want if youve got plenty of cash http://www.magicprobe.net/ I think its the one Resoman's talking about.
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    Lying awake in the middle of the night it occurred to me that I was overthinking this, as usual. If I know the thickness of the top as installed, and I can determine the thickness of the total instrument with a shop-made dial indicator caliper, then whatever sanding I do can be determined by the difference between the initial full thickness of the instrument compared to the final thickness.

    This is not rocket surgery! It's not even brain science! And given that a number of you folks who've built instruments for years don't put a lot of stock in sanding after boxing up, I'm certainly not going to spend $400 to figure that out. Once this covid thing winds down, that could buy a lot of mochas. Perhaps even a couple cheeseburgers!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyk View Post
    Digital brake disc gauges might do the job too. They tend to have a few inches of jaw depth and can be cheaper than some other options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    This is the one you want if youve got plenty of cash http://www.magicprobe.net/ I think its the one Resoman's talking about.
    The one in the video is the newer model. I have the older first generation model and while it was not as expensive as the current model it was expensive enough. I use it all the time tho along with the deep throat dial
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    On eBay look out for a “deep throat 0 to 25mm micrometer”
    That's another tool I didn't know I needed purchase

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