Hobbyist Hardness scale

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Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by earlgo » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:08 pm

Recently one of the members mentioned the hardness of a part he was working on, and I thought that maybe we should make up a Hobbyist Hardness scale just to add to Rc, Rb, MOHS, and others.
So far we have:
Harder than woodpecker lips.
I'd like to add, Harder than a w..uh, soiled dove's heart.
Anyone else have a favorite simile? (Please leave the proverbial preacher out.)

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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by Russ Hanscom » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:00 pm

you will need to come up with relative ranking as well.

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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by warmstrong1955 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:28 pm

Russ Hanscom wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:00 pm
you will need to come up with relative ranking as well.
Yes, exactly.
Which ranks harder...
Harder thanna bulls horn.
Or...
Harder thanna woodpeckers lips.

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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by SteveHGraham » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:19 pm

I got reamed out on another forum for comparing two chisels by seeing which one would scratch the other. Maybe I should be quiet.
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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by warmstrong1955 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:25 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:19 pm
I got reamed out on another forum for comparing two chisels by seeing which one would scratch the other. Maybe I should be quiet.
Ya'll gotta quit hangin' out with those yuppie type machinists who drink tea with their pinky extended, and stick with us types that even have a set of files to do 'zactly what you are talkin' about. Storebought files.....not exact....but get you in the ballpark!

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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by neanderman » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:58 pm

Harder (softer?) than a blackened banana.

Harder than a black Walnut shell.
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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by Jawn » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:29 am

(usually referring to cheap phillips head screws)

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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by OddDuck » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:30 am

Harder than Japanese arithmetic....
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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by earlgo » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Now we are getting enough to evaluate. Keep them coming, I know you all have some hidden away that are not risqué. :lol:
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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by Harold_V » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:34 am

Hardness?

My head.

Yeah, by now, you guys know it's hard.

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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by tornitore45 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:23 am

Some head start out made from hard material, some are hardened by age!
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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Post by neanderman » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:39 am

"Harder than 100 year-old Douglas fir."

Working on my house -- ever try driving a nail in it?
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