Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Yes,Rhyno there is.....but there is a metric ton of good info here as well.
C-man "should" have pointed(ha) out that the gullet is NOT the place to register from.And why....if homey wants to "better" a typical grinding shop,that you register off the arbor hole....but he didn't?
Fixture design is a lot of science....but just like WW'ing,theres plenty of "art" to go with it.Just like anything else you do,knowing and understanding the "balance" between the two is usually where the magic occurs.
So,start with a dead simple fixture to measure your tooling.This IS NOT wasting your time.You now should have a way to check resharpen'd OR when assembling cutter heads(shapers,TS's,etc).....whether YOU'RE sharpening them or not.Which isn't the gauldang point(ha).
It is however a step in the right direction.....and it ain't a baby step.You have to have a way to check your progress.In this case it represents a "value" because it's simple fixture/jig building 101.WW'ers get hung up on dial indicators for some freakin unknown reason?If you don't have one fine,you can check with backlighting.......no,it won't put numbers on the problem but in an awful lot of cases it does a better job at finding problems that need further investigation.
When a person sidsteps the issue and says,"I just send them out".....what is the next logical sophmoric retort..."well I just always buy new"........next guy,"well I just buy German tooling".And so on and so forth.Well,I must be from Missouri...'cause you're gonna have to "show me".And the way to do that is with some basic metrology.
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.