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PastorCharlie wrote:

Seriously!!!

Professionals prefer Stanley. They are known for their precision and durability. When two or more people are involved in manufacturing which requires each to cut a part of a finished product and using different tapes the finished product is not very quality.

A 1/32" off here and a 1/16" off there has an accumulative effect on the whole assembled product.


The 'rule (pun intended) of thumb' is to use the same measuring device throughout the project. Regardless of the accuracy of the device, everything should fit when finished.


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Should...not necessarily will. Can't see it from my house. [emoticon]

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FAILURE!!!

We have a failure. Bummer....

Back to square one as they say, although, I have never found out exactly who "they" are. Lol.



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My ear broke off again.

Well, I did get an additional 2 weeks or so out of it.

Time to try a different approach with the same uv glue.


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Don't expect too much more during future use. There are LOTS of fails posted around the 'net.

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LouLawrence wrote:

Don't expect too much more during future use. There are LOTS of fails posted around the 'net.




Well, after that repair broke, I decided to re-create the "ear" with just the uv glue instead of trying to glue the original back on.



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I started building this up, a layer at a time, curing, then sanding, and adding another layer.

After several layers, I shaped it so it looked a little closer to the original shape. (shaping not shown).

We'll give it a try this way, and see if that lasts any longer than the first repair.

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New measuring tool in my tool box.

I made this from a test slide that I had made earlier. I slotted the one piece and then used a screw to tighten them together after using them to take an inside measurement.



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After getting the exact length, I can use this to set my saw to the exact length cut that I need for my stock.

The piece on the bottom was cut after using the top piece to gain the exact length I needed.



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I continued to machine some of my drawer parts, cutting grooves to be able to put the plywood bottoms into.

I also cut some dado's for putting the back of the drawer together.

And the beat goes on.....



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Nice depth gauge. Seems like a wing nut would make it even easier to tighten and hold.

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LouLawrence wrote:

Nice depth gauge. Seems like a wing nut would make it even easier to tighten and hold.




It absolutely would. When I made it, I had no wingnuts, so I just used a screw with a washer.

Next time I get to the store, it's on my list to buy a few screws and wing nuts to replace this screw.

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Who needs a tape measure? Just take your stick, adjust the fence of your table saw to the side of one of the teeth on the saw blade, and you are good to go.

It can actually be easier and more accurate than trying to measure. Granted, you can't do this for everything.



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