I have to tell you I'm laughing here. Reading the posts so far, I am
reminded of a scene on tv from ages ago, a policeman is interviewing a crowd
and walks away with ten different descriptions, ranging from black, to asian
to caucasian. Black hair, red hair, blonde. Too funny!
Anyway, FWIW/IMNSHO/IAGAS, right or wrong, my thinking is this:
Tapering is not a factor
TS is tuned correctly, blade square to fence etc.
1. Charlie Groh (CG) achieves a perfect measured cut on his TS if the width
is <= 10".
2. If CG makes a cut >10", an error of up to + 1/32" is introduced.
There are two potential measurement errors here (this does not discount some
other error of course).
1. The measurement on the TS is, in fact, accurate and there is no problem
at all. CG may *think*
he has a problem with the TS when he re-measures the
cut piece with an INNACURATE tape such as I described earlier.
2. There is an error on the TS measurement tape.
1. Parallax error
2. when tightening the fence for a 10" cut, CG may not be tightening it as
hard as he does for a 36" cut. The extra tightening may introduce error
(though this is unlikely if he checks the readout post tightening).
3. the fence guide bar may be bent slightly (reaching here).
4. Handling technique used to cut a 10" piece vice a 36" piece is different
and introduces an error.
Charlie, if I were you, I'd start by pulling out every measuring device I
own and check them against each other, then against your machine fence
I like this thread, interesting, entertaining and no abuse - so far! Kinda
like the old days, well, if you exclude Bleeds and a coupla udders.
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