|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 09-20-2013 05:12 AM||1091 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-20-2013 05:12 AM
While ripping a few boards today, I decided to make some set up blocks . I had a piece of 3/4 inch melamine coated shelving material (particle board core) so that is what I used.
For each block, I made trial cuts until I had exact results for each block. So far, I have 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch blocks. I measured each one with a digital caliper and they are right on the money. Pretty cool to measure a block and the result is 2. At 1/128 inch increments, that is close enough for the things I build. :-)
As I get busy building face frames for the cabinets that will go into our kitchen, I can set up my table saw to get repeated results every time.
No doubt there will be some larger blocks made to help me space out the drawer openings when I build the face frames.
Note: This cabinet building stuff is going to be a challenge but I feel confident they will turn out pretty nice.
I might add that I have a set of metal set up blocks but I like the idea of having my own custom set.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas