I glanced down at my new Maple board this morning, which has taken
temporary residence in the family room, and it has gone straight. To my
surprise, it looks perfect now. Surely, it's either my clean living or
the humidifier in the next room! ; )
I know what they say about letting wood adjust to it's new surroundings.
Well, there ya go! : )
Something to watch for. LOL Pick up the board on one end and look down
its length and it looks straight. Turn it over and WOW it has a curve in
Most of the time with the exception of cabinet door frames I don't worry
too much about a slight bow. That can be worked out when attaching to
other pieces of the project.
Oops, my board has one edge which is straight and one which curves.
I knew it wasn't perfect when I bought it. But gosh, how embarrassing...
You may have heard the expression "dumber than a board"?
:::Shaking head :::
I have owned that Grizzly set for about ten years and it is fine. I
too bought mine for table saw setup but it gets used for lots of other
things too. When I had to tear down my thickness planer a couple of
years ago it made table adjustment easy.
Don't buy the cheap one....
Get a real tool for setups:
I have had one for several years and it
can not be surpassed for power tool setup.
On 1/22/2012 9:06 PM, Bill wrote:
Good luck with that... http://www.ts-aligner.com/reseller.asp
I bought one a couple of years ago and damn near never got it.
The excuse was that with the economic downturn he didn't have
enough money and had to purchase supplies before he could
machine them. I gave him 30 days and then disputed the billing
on my credit card hence his new policy.
Note that I was billed and waited 30 days, not ordered and
billed when shipped. Had it been the latter I could live with
All that said, it is a quality piece but there are others out
there. Most would never use all of the features that this tool
offers. If I had to do it again I would probably just build one
and buy a good indicator.
I bought mine from Woodworkers Supply and got it
the next day. I understand he ran into problems
getting materials($$$) and since he was trying to
run this as a "part time" business, I think he bit
off a little more than he could provide.
It's a great device and I have read from many others
that they loved it also.
He explains the process here: http://www.ts-aligner.com/reseller.asp
On 1/24/2012 11:16 AM, Larry wrote:
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