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When 1″ Doesn’t Equal Exactly 1″

Posted on June 30th, by Andy Brownell in Projects. 1 Comment

After a very helpful Google+ WoodChat on Wednesday, I was able to figure out why my Benchcrafted tail vise holes were off by so much, close to 1/4″ overall along the 4″ thick top.

Apparently Adobe .PDF files will scale to fit a page, based on a printers pre-set printable area. In my case, my printer at work scaled things down slightly, around 1/32″ for every 1″.

This caused some serious rework on the end cap and guide rails. It’s not perfect, but it is really starting to look like a workbench!

Moral of the story: If you are using .PDF file templates, … Read More »