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JoeWhite

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03-29-2013 04:10 AM

I know a lot of people say they have their sleds accurate to .001”, but is .005” good enough? How many of you guys would chase that extra .004”? Should I bother? I worry about making it worse.


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DKV

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 04:19 AM

Joe, unless the Jocks you’re talking about are using laser alignment tools I don’t see how they can get within 1/256” much less 1/512”. Let’s have them explain to both of us.

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 04:20 AM

If your design has aloud for adjustment ,then I might tweak it,but then again we are talking about wood and in most cases Your .005” is going to be pretty darn close IMO !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 04:53 AM

This was not made to 1/512” tolerances. (laughing)

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DKV

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 05:00 AM

Wood, it may have been…do you ever feel any drafts?

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 05:07 AM

45 degree miter joints will show a gap at .005. You dont have to be within .001 but i think .005 is a maximum tolerance. BUT if you are happy with it I am happy with it,
Happy, Happy, Happy!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 05:09 AM

DKV, only on re-entry the aft hatch leaks a tad.

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#7 posted 03-29-2013 05:18 AM

Ok, 3 more trys at the 5 cut method and I’m at -.003” over 24”. I’m stopping there. I’m running out of places to put a screw. :-)

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#8 posted 03-29-2013 05:24 AM

Happy

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Rick M.

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#9 posted 03-29-2013 06:06 AM

I only work to tolerances I can measure with a ruler. If I build something for someone and they break out a dial indicator I’m gonna punch ‘em in the mouth. Seriously though, miters are the only time I take more care.

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#10 posted 03-29-2013 07:05 AM

But miters are only critical if they are long.

Using my peg board miter sled I was very happy with my 6+” miters in my table that I built in ~1976!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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