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boxwood
08-23-2003, 07:55 PM
Hi All

Does any one have any tips for squaring up X Y on a homemade router it has adjustment blocks on the rails but seems to be a little tougher than I thought Im using an indicater but just cnat get it where I want it. Didnt even know this was a problem till cut out 2 mating pieces side by side when finished I flipped one piece over on top of the other it was 17 in long and it was painfully obvious

Ray

balsaman
08-23-2003, 08:17 PM
If the rails have adjustment blocks that is great for getting them parallel but not so great at getting them perpendicular to the other axis. Which rails are you adjusting? On a gantry I would say you need to get the long axis parallel and then adjust the short axis(on the ganty) to get these perp. to the long axis.

Eric

boxwood
08-23-2003, 09:20 PM
Thanks for the input balsaman that does make sense Ill try that, and I can even shim the y axis at the gantry uprigths if it's beyond the adjustment range

thanks

Ray