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06-11-2016, 07:53 AM - 1 Like   #27136
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So, I can post Topcon ... ?!
Several years ago my company's first EDM (electronic measuring meter) was a Topcon unit that mounted on top of a theodolite (fancy transit)
We were in hog heaven not having to use a steel tape and plumb bobs for measurements.

It took skill and practice to "plumb up" over a survey mark.
I was operating the transit when our crew chief asked the new guy if he was close in plumbing up over a mark.
The fellow said yes, pretty close, maybe within a couple of hundredths (of a foot)
The crew chief said Well, if a couple of hundredths were taken off the end of your Johnson it would seem like a lot wouldn't it?

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It's strange that we haven't heard from Rupert in 2 days. :confused2:
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It's strange that we haven't heard from Rupert in 2 days.
Yes, nice ain't it!

Just kidding!!!!!!
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This thread is petering out. We need Pentaxdude to start a new thread about why he won't buy a K-1.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
Several years ago my company's first EDM (electronic measuring meter) was a Topcon unit that mounted on top of a theodolite (fancy transit)
We were in hog heaven not having to use a steel tape and plumb bobs for measurements.

It took skill and practice to "plumb up" over a survey mark.
I was operating the transit when our crew chief asked the new guy if he was close in plumbing up over a mark.
The fellow said yes, pretty close, maybe within a couple of hundredths (of a foot)
The crew chief said Well, if a couple of hundredths were taken off the end of your Johnson it would seem like a lot wouldn't it?
Johnson !!!

Rarwregh !!!


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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
This thread is petering out. We need Pentaxdude to start a new thread about why he won't buy a K-1.
Could always rename it to "why I won't buy a used K-3".
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This thread is petering out. We need Pentaxdude to start a new thread about why he won't buy a K-1.


Yes, it does appear that the excitement over the New King is a distraction, not just here, but everywhere.
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We were in hog heaven not having to use a steel tape and plumb bobs for measurements.


Still better than dragging a chain over the landscape.

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But a chain defines two things: the length of a cricket pitch and the width of a normal road reserve.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
I was going to protest ... but I kept my big trap shut.

"Believe it or not"
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You have better impulse control than I.
Doesn't take much, does it... I'm impressed nonetheless
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This thread is petering out. We need Pentaxdude to start a new thread about why he won't buy a K-1.
I don't know. It's still chugging along and has now passed the Alphabet Race thread - finally.

Besides ...

There can be only one!

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Doesn't take much, does it... I'm impressed nonetheless





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I was going to protest ... but I kept my big trap shut.

"Believe it or not"
Shirley, you jest.
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Great way to keep The Thread alive Bob!
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