|Forum topic by Dallas||posted 04-01-2015 05:54 PM||737 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-01-2015 05:54 PM
Between the other things I have to do for spring cleanup around our little piece of heaven, I have been tasked to make some sliding, louvered doors to cover an 8 gang switch plate and a breaker box cover. The reason being, the Powers That Be, (from here on out referred to as the PTB’s), decided they wanted the stuff covered because it looked to ‘industrial’ in our faux rustic office.
I used an old plastic, 18” engineering square that I’ve had for about 10 years. It use to be dead nuts on, and I didn’t think anything of using it again.
I finally decided to look at my wonderful, old engineering squre, and dammit! The person that borrowed it shaved about .05” in a taper on the edge.
I got out my new, Harbor Freight 16” adjustable square, checked it on a table that shows a straight edge, I adjusted it to the n’th degree and used it to align my miter slots. Wow! I made 12 cuts, flat and standing, (standing, just to see if I could)!
This makes me a very happy camper and I have been doing my happy dance!
The moral of the story is, if something seems to not be working right, check every possible cause, don’t just accept that the square you have that was square yesterday will be square today.
Check, Check, Check, then do it all again!
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!