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Old 10-23-2010, 03:33 PM
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The only thing I ever scribe are circles.
I still scratch everything.
I make my own scribes for various applications out of stainless.
'Sharpies' are great for marking information on the inside of patterns, etc.
The 'Ultrafine Sharpie' works good for tracing out Ts and Ys on round pipe fittings.
I always buy the twin tips.
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:53 PM
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I think I have mentioned this before....but the red ultra sharpie ink dries faster than the black and won't smear.....go figure ??
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:34 PM
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I think I have mentioned this before....but the red ultra sharpie ink dries faster than the black and won't smear.....go figure ??
I don't like using the red markers, because I get it all over my hands, and I think I'm bleeding all the time.
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With the stainless we are getting now I can use a scribe. I can see the marks. As for 'magic' markers...two things:

I once had a Mexican helper kid who wanted to know 'why they were magic.'

and when I first returned to my job they gave me gutter brackets with big fat marker lines and said to bend them.

I asked "ahhh which part of the line?"

"On the line."

"Well its like a 1/4 in. thick..."

"Bend em."

Well I shrugged and bent three...one in the middle, one to the inside and one outside took them over and dropped them on the table...none of the three fit....go figure.
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Haha! Looks like you really do work in Florida rothalion.
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Nah... I was lying its the twilight zone! Magic markers and the like...
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What happens when you have a bunch of scribe marks that are wrong ? I know what happens to me.....I end up bending the wrong mark too AND don't tell me you never make mistakes or look at the wrong dimension...etc...I have done this 38 yrs. and I still make mistakes as I am laying out fittings etc....all I do is wipe off my marks and have a clean slate Or is there a new scribe eraser that i am not aware of yet :lol
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What happens when you have a bunch of scribe marks that are wrong ? I know what happens to me.....I end up bending the wrong mark too AND don't tell me you never make mistakes or look at the wrong dimension...etc...I have done this 38 yrs. and I still make mistakes as I am laying out fittings etc....all I do is wipe off my marks and have a clean slate Or is there a new scribe eraser that i am not aware of yet :lol
I was taught that the only one who doesn't make a mistake is the one who isn't doing anything.. dupree
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What happens when you have a bunch of scribe marks that are wrong ? I know what happens to me.....I end up bending the wrong mark too AND don't tell me you never make mistakes or look at the wrong dimension...etc...I have done this 38 yrs. and I still make mistakes as I am laying out fittings etc....all I do is wipe off my marks and have a clean slate Or is there a new scribe eraser that i am not aware of yet :lol
I agree, sometimes the multiple scribes are a problem; especially when laying out a complicated fitting (Laying them out on cardboard or paper first would be too easy).
I have one set of dividers that drive me crazy and I threaten to scrap them almost daily.
Just when you think you've got them set and tightened they'll move.
Old habits die hard I guess.

Besides, all the metal I get is itchy.
Sorry, That was a Father-In-Law joke.
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Has anyone heard of "Ink in a pencil" ? When the journeymen were layiing out stainless they would swear by these Pencils. It would leave a nice sharp line and if a mistake was made a little spit on a finger would erase it. I can't find them. Use to pick them up in an Art store. dupree ps it was blue in color
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