|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 395 days ago||1095 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
395 days ago
I went out to the shop today for something…. can’t even remember why I went out there originally…. and “remembered” I had a good straight edge up in the rafters (where it will be safe from getting knocked around…. and, of course, I forgot I put it there).
Anyways, one thing led to another and I ended up crawling around my table saw, fine tuning the alignment of the table extensions. With the better straight edge, I got to see how far off I was when I set it up originally. Well once I had it all nice and flat, it just made sense to go back through it and readjust the miter slots for perfect width through their entire length (Steel City 35990G, granite top with split miter slots), which then led to re checking the slot-to-blade alignment (within .001 so I didn’t need to redo everything… whew), and then of course I had to recheck how my crosscut sled fit. It was fine. I had set it so the runners were tight to the “blade side” of each miter slot.
Was going to do something else when I realized I had tinkered away an hour and a half.
So how much time do you spend just tuning things up? Sharpening this or that, cleaning something, adjusting something, ... making a jig you know you’ll need some day…. stuff like that?