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Offline Andrew Wildman

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Making a straight edge from an old surface plate
« on: July 24, 2017, 05:03:35 PM »
As part of my grinder rebuild I needed a dovetail straight edge.  I was loathed to mess with one of the camelbacks (non dovetail type) that I have and finding one used was not happening, so I made one from an old surface plate.  Here is a quick video showing the build:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln7dFgEBVo8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln7dFgEBVo8</a>

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Offline DMIOM

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Re: Making a straight edge from an old surface plate
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 01:57:32 AM »
Bravo Andrew - nice job!   Thanks for sharing

Dave

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Re: Making a straight edge from an old surface plate
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 01:43:46 AM »
Excellent Andrew

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Re: Making a straight edge from an old surface plate
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 10:16:42 AM »
Vey good. I may need to do something similat, just haven't found prefab. material.

You have other widgets in pipeline?

Pekka
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Re: Making a straight edge from an old surface plate
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 10:49:54 AM »
 Other widgets: I have to measure the table dovetail and the carriage double bed way to ensure that are parallel, orthogonal etc. I have a few ideas how to do this involving indicators, squares and of course widgets!