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#1 posted 10-28-2012 07:05 PM

BTW, I’ve made 1/32” strips of oak with my Incra fence, cut after cut without any jig. I can make baskets with that wood, or weave them together to make panels.

1/32” is a huge measure.

I can thickness a board and visually see a difference between .57” on one edge and .58” on the other. That’s a 1/100th of an inch. Machinists that I know can do better than that.

When you re used to dealing with fine, accurate measures, you can tell the difference when something is off. If you’ve never come accustomed to a certain level of precision, you’ll never know the difference.

You ever play cards…lots of cards? You ever got to the point where you could feel that a card was missing in a deck? That’s very noticable after playing a while. Thickness of a card? Right at 1/100th of an inch.

I would be careful when raising that subject of our purchases. We could argue about the need to get accuracy within a few thou when woodworking. But it can become a little close to insulting if you criticize people who might actually spend that ”$300 to $700 upgrades.” I didn’t take it as an insult, but it does speak somewhat of ignorance.

-- jay,

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