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Old Mon 21 July 2008, 22:14
jbmclain
Just call me: Joe #42
 
Birmingham, AL
United States of America
What to shim with?

Well one of my 7" C-Chanel has a dip in it.
That causes my rail on that side to dip as well.
Can someone help a brother out?

Joe
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Old Tue 22 July 2008, 00:30
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Strips of beer (or softdrink) can:

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Old Tue 22 July 2008, 05:12
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States of America
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Joe is your table welded up yet? How do the legs attach to the beam? How are the braces attached? Post a picture of the entire side showing the beam, legs, braces and lower cross member.

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Old Tue 22 July 2008, 07:11
Greg J
Just call me: Greg #13
 
Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
There is also these,

McMaster Carr
Part Number - 9011K19
Description - Shim Stock Sheet Low Carbon Steel, .020" Thick, 8" X 12",
Unit Price - Packs of 5 $12.71
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Old Tue 22 July 2008, 12:20
jbmclain
Just call me: Joe #42
 
Birmingham, AL
United States of America
That seems easy enough. Thanks for the help.

Joe
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Old Thu 30 December 2010, 19:48
JamesJ
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Kansas
United States of America
If you are looking for pre-cut shims take a look at McMaster-Carr P/N 9302K25. These are alum. slotted shims in a variety of thickness.
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Old Fri 31 December 2010, 02:23
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
washers work
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Old Fri 31 December 2010, 04:46
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Any thing with stable & consistant thickness will work, including gold & silver Diamond too...

Happy New Year!
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Old Sat 01 January 2011, 13:58
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Easy thing to do is use soda/beer cans. You can do a make shift die cut of them to a uniform shape by taking a small section of pipe and sharpening it and then arbor pressing into "donuts". Then, gang drill them for the center hole.

..or you can spend money and buy shims.

I personally use a deck of cards for my shims. They are stable, waxed and last forever - plus easy to cut. I learned from a field mechanic years ago on this technique to align shaft pillow blocks on really big machines. Deck of cards was really cheap and fairly non-compressible.
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