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Monthly Archives: December 2010

eBay Caliper Deals

I’ve been using the Cen-Tech brand digital calipers from Harbor Frieght for years, and with a price between $15 and $20 (depending on sales), I thought they were a good value. Imagine my surprise when I found these on eBay for around a buck a piece! OK, there’s a catch. First, they’re shipped from China, […]

Mini-Mill – Part 0

After years and years of avoiding this purchase, I finally broke down and bought a mini-mill. While I’d been envious of other model railroaders who had and used such a mill, I really couldn’t justify the expense for what I needed to do, versus what I wanted to do. Technically, what I needed was a […]