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Posted on Blame the .0001 drift.

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 06:55 PM

I grew up in my fathers shop. “Thats good enough” and “You cant see it from Wisconsin”(I live in MN) are two sayings that for me fit the bill. I have learned that if I need to I can and do work to a close tolerance. In some places on the same project there is a need to get it right and other places I can let it go. Determining what is “good enough” can be tricky. I have never had a customer complain about an items form, fit or finish. |Oh yeah I make lots of mistakes! and I know where they are. Being a machinist I am capable of close tolerance work. I can also make up for a tools short comings or build one to operate as I might need, and have many times. The opening post was about an operators ability to get it right regardless of the tool. If there is a mistake it has to be mine, not the machine. It only does what I tell it to do. I have to account for the inherent inaccuracy and produce an acceptable product. Otherwise anyone could do it LOL!

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