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Posted on Precision: How close is close enough?

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 11:39 PM

Finally all above comments .
Striving for perfection is a great goal. Accepting a tolerance level when the job is finished is reality.
I have been laughing and grinning for the past couple of moinths at people “Setting their fences”, “Using micrometers” calibrating special CNC tools, “thinking they are getting the high end jobs because their reveals are within 1/1000”, if you can look at my house and 1 of the 30 cabinets doors reveal is 1/1000 of an inch smaller than the rest———you should be doing brain surgery with out the magnified monacle, or building swiss watches. (I sleep well knowing it is that crooked) l
Seriously though, when we built 100 ft x 500 ft barns and the diagonal was outta square by an inch oor two, THAT WAS accepted, when we did finish work and the cabinets were outta square by 1/16 of an inch, THAT was accepted, I guess if I am building intricate small boxes or marquery work an even smaller tolerance would be accepted.
It really boils down to what we are comfortable with at the end of the day. I know Iam not going to look at another persons work and say to them, YIKES it’s out by a hair !

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