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Eric

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791 days ago

Any suggestions for a home made 1/32” shim? Or better yet a 3/64” shim. Playing card? (2) playing cards?? What do you use?

-- Eric


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Bill White

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#1 posted 791 days ago

Shim for what?
Bill

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DS

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#2 posted 791 days ago

Take a regular shim to the belt sander—done.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Joao Araujo

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#3 posted 791 days ago

Hello,

Aluminum pop or beer can !

Take care,

Joao Araujo

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sarahss

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#4 posted 791 days ago

a tounge depressor is about 1/16—a little light sanding is all it needs to get you where you want to be

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SnowyRiver

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#5 posted 791 days ago

If you have a sharp blade, you should be able to cut that on the table saw.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Sawkerf

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#6 posted 791 days ago

I often use business cards, cardboard from bubble packed parts, those loose cards from magazines. For something more durable, you can make shims from plastic bottles.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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DKV

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#7 posted 791 days ago

Eric, now that you got me curious how thick is a playing card? Hard to believe but I do not have any in the house. Unless you count crazy 8 cards…

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DS

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#8 posted 791 days ago

The only down side to using playing cards is getting half-way through the game only to find out some are missing!
That sucks… but on the bright side, the game table doesn’t rock anymore.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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mark4345

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#9 posted 791 days ago

scrap plywood veneers laying around?

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Bill White

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#10 posted 791 days ago

I certainly wasn’t tryin’ to be a smart a$$. Shims have different applications. Wood, metal, machines, etc.
Just wonderin’.
Bill

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handi

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#11 posted 791 days ago

For future reference, go to the local hobby store where they sell plastic model kits. They should have a display of styrene plastic sheets in all sorts of thicknesses from .005” on up. Easy to cut with a knife or saw and are pretty accurate.

Ralph

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bondogaposis

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#12 posted 791 days ago

A playing card is .01” use 3 or 4.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 791 days ago

You stated the thickness and nothing else….what are you using it for ? what does it need to be made from ?

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Eric

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#14 posted 791 days ago

Used it for a spacer to drill parallel holds. Spacer seems to have worked fine. Thanks for the ideas!

-- Eric

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