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Thread: Micrometer Level Measurements

  1. #1
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    Nov 2006
    Northville, MI

    Micrometer Level Measurements

    While flipping through my latest issue of Wood I found a little writeup on how to make a fixture to mount a micrometer so you can measure the height of your TS blade. Since they are mearsuring the height this implies to me that they are intending to make a hidden cut, not cutting to length. So my question is dies anyone here require that type of precision on their cuts? I just can't imagine the need for a micrometer, 1/1000ths of an inch accuracy. My lumber probably swells more that that during the day.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Treasure Island FL
    While not exactly to your point, if you haven't already, look at this thread:
    Jeff Wright
    Treasure Island FL

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    A year or so ago one of the magazines had a plan/writeup using a cheap digital caliper in a shop-made fixture - sort of an upside down "Y" affair - for use as a blade height guage. I made one using a $7.00 (on sale) Harbor Freight caliper, and have found it to be very useful.

    The HF caliper, being a cheapie, only reads to hundredths of an inch, but that's pretty good for setting the depth of dadoes or other non-thru cuts.

    I also have found the guage to be very useful on the router table as well.
    Jim D.
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    Oct 2006
    The Heart of Dixie
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Young View Post
    I just can't imagine the need for a micrometer, 1/1000ths of an inch accuracy.

    It wood butchering, not machinist work.
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    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
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