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Posted on Precision: How close is close enough?

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 01:03 AM

Very interesting subject, all have good points, and each project presents it’s own specification criteria. I work out in the cold, my supplies of wood stay outside also, under cover of the barn, but susceptible to the ambient humidity and temps. It’s a real hassle when I bring the stuff in for finishing and it starts to change. The up side to this, is I account for movement in the construction, making things extra tight, joint wise, and leaving extra space for things to shrink and expand, floor wise, they usually shrink when I bring them into warmer, dryer conditions. I always use a caliber, just to see how close I am getting to exact, it really helps to consider all the aspects discussed above, there is no one rule to follow, as stated. Hey, if any of my boxes ever end up in a storage area for a few winters, they will survive, they have already stood the test of extreme humidity and temperature changes, making something that will last a long time means it has to withstand some abuse. ie. there’s a lot of antiques out there with some sort of damage. Of course some of the beautiful and priceless things I have seen here on lj’s will probably never have to be tested in those ways, thankfully. thanks for bring it up

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