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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 08-04-2018 12:07 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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08-04-2018 12:07 AM

I surface segmented rings to ready them for aligning and glue up on the lathe. I do this by centering the ring on a backing board attached to a face plate, I have several. I use the method of vertical and horizontal lines through the true center of the board lined up with the segment cut lines. I draw/scribe one line then draft the other 90o line from it. Then I mark over that ascribed line with a felt tip to make it more obvious to my aging eyes by lining the rule with the ascribed line.
That being said when I am surfacing the rims and checking with the ruler I used to enhance the ascribed line I am plagued with apparent gaps. What gives, I asked? Then when I checked the ruler the felt tip had left a slight mark on the ruler edge appearing to be a dark gap when in fact it wasn’t.
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