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 Post subject: Steel Shim Stock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:41 am 
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StewMac has a Tech Tip video where the guy uses a adhesive sandpaper stuck to a sheet of .008 thk spring steel to sand sides. Great, I got a couple of 8x12 sheets. When I was cutting the holes for my fingerboard dots, it was impossible for me to accurately adjust the depth stop on my $100 drill press. Near perfect depth should help eliminate cupping the fingerboard from leveling and should make leveling quicker and easier. Since I just couldn't adjust the crappy depth stop, I got it close on the shallow side and used shim stock to raise the finger board to the bit. Also used the shimms to raise the double dots to the bit since they were .010 lower than the single dot ( hey, I'll take any simple reduction in material removal time). Very very happy with how well that worked! I also had some plastic router table shims and a beer can ( or two) allowing me to adjust the depth almost perfectly for every position. I bought my steel shim on eBay but it's not that expensive from McMaster Carr.

Three uses for the 314 stainless steel shim stock:
    Attach adhesive sandpaper and sand sides
    Shim work on drill press for depth control
    Bending strap on heated bender

Any more?

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 Post subject: Re: Steel Shim Stock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:47 am 
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Location: Chadds Ford, PA
If an edge can be drawn, flexible steel can be a useful scraper, especially on curves.


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 Post subject: Re: Steel Shim Stock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:35 pm 
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You can also get shim stock at an auto parts store. I never knew there was a use for canned beer before!


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