Current Project #19: Measure Before and After Cutting

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-05-2015 08:35 PM 1713 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Making a divider insert for my daughter’s bookshelf, I measured how big it needed to be and cut the pieces on the TS. I cut interlocking slots on the router table so they would fit together. After I put the pieces together I decided to check it and… DOH! it’s an inch too short in the length! No idea* how I managed that because I definitely measured the distance between the blade and the fence.

  • Having just written that I think I know. I think the length was my first cut and I had to improvise a fence. I didn’t actually measure it! I forgot the ruler on my table saw is about an inch off because it only reads correct with the fence! Dang!

Well, I had fun cutting up the scrap sheet of fiber board.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 01:19 PM

I think I can pull this one out of the fire. I need an inch and I wanted to put something on each end for support. I’m going to try kerfing a piece of 3/4 inch for each end. That should add the inch I need.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 01:39 PM

You can do it, Dave. And make it look like you planned it!

-- God bless, Candy

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