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Trapezoids

853 days ago by bigfish_95008 | 1 comment »

Recently I have been cutting some narrower parts on the saw. They kept coming out as trapezoids instead of square pieces of wood as I had intended. I have check the blade to be square to the table top multiple times and I still get trapezoids. Being a Shopsmith, it is good to check for square after every operation. I started looking into the problem seriously yesterday to see where my out of square issue was rearing it’s ugly head. The insert! It has always sat a little low in it’s home so I started shimming it up with several layers of tape, but it was still not correct. With several straight edges and a machinist square I started looking at the flatness of the insert itself....

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