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Probably every one on this side of the pond and on the correct upside of the world (just kidding) knows about Jim Cramer's Mad Money Television program. In this program he looks at your financial portfolio and tells you whether or not you are correctly diversified. Well, my question is not am I diversified, it is, am I level and square! You see, I purchased some nice black walnut scrap pieces and they are ruff on edges. One piece is 21 inches long and after planing I got it to where a level sits on the edge flush except for the last 2.5 inches in which I can insert a 0.005" (0.127mm) feeler gauge. I want to call this good because I am afraid of chasing this last bit down and making matters worse. What say you? Leave it alone or strive for perfection in everything you do?

I plan to use this wood to make a small box to hold K-Cups (for Keurig coffee makers) in so it will not be that large.

Thanks for any suggestions, advice, etc.

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"What say you? Leave it alone or strive for perfection in everything you do?"



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I think you're good. Don't want to take all the art from your woodwork, do you?

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It's called planer snipe. It's usually at both ends. If you measure it it will be exactly the distance the feed rollers and the planer head. Some planers have column locks to lock the head in place but it doesn't always eliminate it. A light finish cut may help. It seems to me I've heard of guys drilling and tapping the head casting on planers that didn't come with column locks.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Probably every one on this side of the pond and on the correct upside of the world (just kidding) knows about Jim Cramer's Mad Money Television program. In this program he looks at your financial portfolio and tells you whether or not you are correctly diversified. Well, my question is not am I diversified, it is, am I level and square! You see, I purchased some nice black walnut scrap pieces and they are ruff on edges. One piece is 21 inches long and after planing I got it to where a level sits on the edge flush except for the last 2.5 inches in which I can insert a 0.005" (0.127mm) feeler gauge. I want to call this good because I am afraid of chasing this last bit down and making matters worse. What say you? Leave it alone or strive for perfection in everything you do?

I plan to use this wood to make a small box to hold K-Cups (for Keurig coffee makers) in so it will not be that large.

Thanks for any suggestions, advice, etc.

Jim
I would say your good to go and then once all pieces cut sand out any imperfections. I mean .1mm
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Hand plane the last pass?
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5 mils ain't much - couple of sheets of paper. To me, the real question is - will the unaided eye see the difference in the final product? For example, the eye can detect an amazingly small gap in a miter corner yet a shelf that has a much larger variation in thickness is not noticeable. Also, the amount of gap that is perceivable is dependent on the contrast and color of the materials. A gap shadow between two pieces of light colored maple will be much more visible than between two pieces of ebony.
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The K-cups might complain?

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K cups can't complain a lot. They don't live that long
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Thanks everyone for the advice and you are right, K-cups don't live that long, at least around this house!
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