Calibrating Miter Gauge Woes?
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  Re: Calibrating Miter Gauge Woes? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I have an Incra 1000...)
(11-07-2017, 12:21 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: I have an Incra 1000SE that I love.  It's close *enough* when it comes to 90* cuts.  But it's off *just enough* that 45* doesn't work--on my latest test cuts, a frame with 25" sides (2.25" wide) *almost* closes completely.  But off enough for me to notice.

Do you just calibrate, test, calibrate, test, wash, rinse, repeat until it works?  I'm getting frustrated here.

I'm using a Woodpecker square to align it to the blade at 90*.  I'm contemplating buying a triangle to set the 45*.  Has anybody done this?  Do you have a supplier you'd recommend?

I'm also thinking of asking for another 1000SE for Christmas that I'll just leave set at 45*!

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I made a hardwood jig to hold a cheap Chinese dial indicator..it rides snugly in the slot..I align my blade to the slot with my dial indicator, then use a drafting triangle to align the miter gauge to the slot..I also align the rip fence using this dial indicator.
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#38
  Re: Calibrating Miter Gauge Woes? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I have an Incra 1000...)
(11-10-2017, 01:55 PM)Phil Thien Wrote: What was your previous clamping method?

Phil,

I have an old set of Craftsman picture frame clamps.

https://www.terapeak.com/worth/3-craftsm...042049806/
Semper fi,
Brad

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  Re: RE: Calibrating Miter Gauge Woes? by ®smpr_fi_mac® ([quote='Phil Thien' ...)
(11-13-2017, 11:16 AM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: Phil,

I have an old set of Craftsman picture frame clamps.

https://www.terapeak.com/worth/3-craftsm...042049806/

Oh, I have used those in my youth.  I did struggle with getting joints to close with them.  It was a bit like whack-a-mole.
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  Re: Calibrating Miter Gauge Woes? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I have an Incra 1000...)
Yup.

This Merle clamp, though...

I love it.
Semper fi,
Brad

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  Re: RE: Calibrating Miter Gauge Woes? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (Yup. This Merle ...)
(11-13-2017, 02:28 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: Yup.

This Merle clamp, though...

I love it.

I use four corner blocks (plywood), and I use a piece of thin rope and a trucker's knot to snug it up.

Not fancy, but it seems to work.
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#42
  Re: Calibrating Miter Gauge Woes? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I have an Incra 1000...)
Oh yeah, that's the same thing. I didn't realize I could fab one up until I had this one in hand.

*shrugs*
Semper fi,
Brad

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