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    Thanks, I'm glad you like the plate. I was concerned about flatness "across" the plate, parallel to the hinge. I considered fly cutting the surface once it was bolted together but, when I checked, it wasn't that far out. I think it was about .005-.010 across the whole plate. Not enough (for me) to be concerned with. Someone who does very accurate machining may want to dial it in closer but I am just a hack and it works well for the stuff I do.
    Setting the plate angle with a digital protractor gets it pretty dang close.
    Mark

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    I like your answer for the flatness. I consider a few thousands to be close enough. I like to hit my numbers but they are something we live with and what part of a perfect world do we live in. By the way I do not believe NASA will hire me any day soon.
    Very nice job, keep them coming.
    Nelson

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    Thanks Nelson,
    I have used the plate quite a bit and haven't had any concerns or issues with the flatness.
    Mark

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    I hate being the "Newbie" with stupid questions, but how exactly do you use an angle plate?

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    There are no stupid questions. If we do not ask we will never know and that is the stupid thing. Angle plate are used to set material on a given angle for drilling, milling or any other process.
    Nelson

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    Thanks for your response. I do understand now.


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