First Crosscut Sled Test Build--what is close enough

  • Advertise with us

« back to Jigs & Fixtures forum

Forum topic by 69BBNova posted 10-18-2014 08:04 PM 1320 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View 69BBNova's profile


341 posts in 3093 days

10-18-2014 08:04 PM

Hi everyone,

My question is how fussy should I be…

I used the 5 cut method, and I’ve adjusted once so far…

I’m a little tired right now but it will hold .015”-.020” taper over 12” length strip…

Can I leave it that way for now or how much better should it really be…

I just need a break for now.

Thanks in advance.

2 replies so far

View dschlic1's profile


488 posts in 2846 days

#1 posted 10-18-2014 09:27 PM

If that is 15 to 20 thou difference at the cut off strip, then you are out about 3 to 4 thousanth over 12”. That comes out to be about 0.0003* per inch. Most precision squares are not that good.

View 69BBNova's profile


341 posts in 3093 days

#2 posted 10-18-2014 10:07 PM

Thanks for the info…

I guess I figured it wrong…

Keep in mind I’m exhausted, I don’t know why but I started two different things yesterday from 10:30am Friday and didn’t stop until 6:30am Saturday…

I’ll tell you all I do know is that the strip was measured at about .010”-.013” or so over its 8 inch length, and then I just guessed, so once again I’m missing a huge chunk of the whole picture, I really don’t know.

But Thank You.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics