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Post Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:59 pm

Re: Getting started with manipulation

I would say that this is normally the case with the 6730, but the 3330 is more variable.
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Post Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:15 am

Re: Getting started with manipulation

It's been a while since I updated this thread, but I found a nice visual explanation on how to read the dial. It's an aspect that I didn't cover in detail and it may be useful for a beginner.

I hope you're ok with me quoting you here, L4R3L2.

Cheers :)

L4R3L2 wrote:O.K. I hope this helps. Thicknesses of lines vary lock to lock. Some index lines are pointed. You just have to come up with a visual system to subdivide to eighths, and stick with it consistently for the lock you're working on. Even if what you decide to call 1/8 is not really precisely 1/8, as long as you are consistent and graph accordingly, that is what counts.

Like I said, locks differ, but here is an example of one dial and index subdivision.

1/8: index centered over right edge of number line
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1/4: left edge of index lined up with right edge of number line
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3/8: index just barely off center to left, but not enough to call 1/4
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1/2: index centered
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5/8: index just barely off center to right, but not enough to call 3/4
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3/4: right edge of index lined up with left edge of number line
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7/8: index centered over left edge of number line
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Post Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:22 am

Re: Getting started with manipulation

I do the same, but I would structure the readings as halving, which is easy to do.

Halve of 40 and 41 -> 40 4/8.
Halve of 40 and 40 4/8 -> 40 2/8
Halve of 40 and 40 2/8 -> 40 1/8
and so on
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Post Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:46 am

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femurat wrote:
I hope you're ok with me quoting you here, L4R3L2.


More than OK, it's gratifying that someone thought it might be helpful. Thank you.
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Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:32 pm

Re: Getting started with manipulation

Definitely a good addition to an already great write-up for those looking to get a start.

I think many have a difficult time cultivating an eye for the division of an increment.
Some seem to have a micrometer eye for it right from the start and have no trouble.
For me, I know I struggled some and it certainly took some time and effort. And, it'll
vary with each dial too as to how you're going to divvy up an inc. Great stuff guys.
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Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:23 pm

Re: Getting started with manipulation

I found the dials with thicker lines easier to read. 0/8 is obvious. 4/8 is in the middle between two lines. That is for all the same. With thicker lines the middle of the opening index on the edge of a number line is 2/8 and 6/8. A bit left and right is then the rest.
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