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Old 12-11-2010, 09:00 PM
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I was eyeballing with one of the table's slits, and it also worked pretty well.... but harkening to Roger's post, maybe if we each order one gross of BCTW rules, we can get, say, a 5% discount off list?

Just a bit more seriously, playing cards are extremely precise shims. I think they're 0.10 or 0.11 or 0.12" - will have to head to the shop to measure them - and, although I suspect some of you suspect I'm not playing with a full deck, I really truly in fact do have 52 of 'em and taking out 3 or 4 or 5 at a time should work perfectly.
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I was eyeballing with one of the table's slits, and it also worked pretty well.... but harkening to Roger's post, maybe if we each order one gross of BCTW rules, we can get, say, a 5% discount off list?

Just a bit more seriously, playing cards are extremely precise shims. I think they're 0.10 or 0.11 or 0.12" - will have to head to the shop to measure them - and, although I suspect some of you suspect I'm not playing with a full deck, I really truly in fact do have 52 of 'em and taking out 3 or 4 or 5 at a time should work perfectly.
I think NOT.-- Maybe .010" or .011" or .012"
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On edit: addition trumps subtraction. So here's my idea: make one shim out of, say, two playing cards, one out of three, one out of four, and one out of 5. Adding any combination of those shims between your stop and your workpiece and you can precisely get every multiple of 0.25mm (the thickness I found by googling, which also =.0098") from 0.25mm up to 0.25 x (1+2+3+4+5) = 3.75mm, or .147"

Playing cards are famous for precision - each card's thickness consistently the same as all others in that pack - but I'm not vouching for accuracy - that is, each manufacturer's cards having the same thickness as any other. So if you try this method, do a bulk measurement of your shims rather than relying on those above numbers.
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I think NOT.-- Maybe .010" or .011" or .012"
Oh. It mustabeen those plywood playing cards we use here....
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Oh. It mustabeen those plywood playing cards we use here....
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...rather than relying on those above numbers.
esp. as Ron just pointed out, I've trouble placing my own point where it pointedly needs to go!

BTW, as soon as I finish making my JMP stand, I'll bring out the Kerfmaker and see if isn't up to this particular task.
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I was eyeballing with one of the table's slits, and it also worked pretty well.... but harkening to Roger's post, maybe if we each order one gross of BCTW rules, we can get, say, a 5% discount off list?

Just a bit more seriously, playing cards are extremely precise shims. I think they're 0.10 or 0.11 or 0.12" - will have to head to the shop to measure them - and, although I suspect some of you suspect I'm not playing with a full deck, I really truly in fact do have 52 of 'em and taking out 3 or 4 or 5 at a time should work perfectly.
Hmmm,

Can you rephrase that in a Limerick?
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Since I'm chomping at the bit to get my JMP sent to me, I'm living through your experiences. Hopefully we'll be through all this doctor stuff and headed back to the beach next week. As soon as I know, I can call to get it shipped. I haven't heard much discussion about the stand. I wound up ordering one and I want to know if it's super stable or does it need to be bolted down? I'm picturing a piece of plywood big enough to bolt it to and also stand on. Is it needed, or is the stand enough?

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... I want to know if it's super stable or does it need to be bolted down? I'm picturing a piece of plywood big enough to bolt it to and also stand on. Is it needed, or is the stand enough?
You might think about setting it in a heavy concrete slab.


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Can you rephrase that?
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