>>I have some in back of my truck now. It looks pretty straight to me.
>>Are you impling angle iron generally is not very straight?
>From here, it sounds more like he's telling you that you need to
>effort in figuring things out for yourself.
When I started college many moons ago, the first professor I had told us
something I never forgot; "School is the place you go to learn how to
learn. But until you begin working in your chosen field, you will never
learn very much about your field."
By taking the groups advise and doing things yourself first, and *then*
asking questions to fill in the holes, you will likely learn very much
more and learn it faster. So go try things out first. If it doesn't
work, ask yourself first "Why didn't it?"
That being said, until I straightened out my fence, which was only about
.010" depressed near the blade for about 8", and a few thousandths out
at the ends, every piece of wood I cut was curved, even when attaching a
straightedge to the board and running the straightedge on the fence
during the cut. If I mated two cut pieces together there was always a
significant gap like an inverse hourglass shape between them. Since I
don't yet have a jointer or planer, this gap made the boards unusable.
I got the idea of checking the fence straightness by reading the old
posts from this group, and the discussions about fence straightness
started by someone who had the same problem and cured it by making his
fence straight. I shimmed my fence with tape under the UHMW. Worked like
a charm - every board comes out with a straight edge now.