Ping Pat Warner - re shoulder bolt on your table

I read you page about adjusting cutter height (good stuff) and see a photo and ref to a shoulder bolt. I could not find any other ref to the bolt on your site nor could I find a photo that shows how/where it is attached or what it does -- other than hold the 1/4" mdf pieces in place. Also, the "bolt" in the photo looks like it has a bearing at the top. So, can you offer more info? Does the bolt serve to hold the stock to the fence at all -- it looks like it might in the bottom photo on that page?
BTW, why do you have (what appears to be) the dial indicator pin on your fence pressed against a round object rather than a flat surface at the back of the fence?
-- Igor
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Shoulder bolt is garden variety hardware in mcmaster and other machine tool catalogs, Shank is machined, end threaded and with cap allen driven heads; a million sizes. Has no bearings associated with it. Traps lifts on fence and table top. Lifts are slotted, and slots hook on the bolt, trivia.
Dial indicator monitors micro fence adjustments, 1.00" worth. It does butt up against a round stop. If the stop is located on the same center as the spindle on the dial indicator it reads quite well and to the nearest .001", not difficult to do with medium drilling and indexing skills. Can spin and still read the same, flat stop would not. Why round? Balances the hardware ensemble, it is part of the design and it works. Thank you for your interest. http://www.patwarner.com (Routers) **********************************************************

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Thanks. -- Igor
On 21 Nov 2004 16:48:30 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@patwarner.com (Routerman P. Warner) wrote:

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Pat:
Just a short note to say "Thanks" for your router books. After bein frustrated with imprecise routing, I came across your books. Your ide of adding/removing shims to obtain a desired depth of cut is a grea solution. Your precise, direct writing is also refreshing.
Doug dougbarker at hotmail.co
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