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    The OP has a .200 difference. That is not wear by any means. Usually you see .006 to .010 wear in the base. His base doesn't look that worn. Something is amiss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1010 View Post
    The OP has a .200 difference. That is not wear by any means. Usually you see .006 to .010 wear in the base. His base doesn't look that worn. Something is amiss.
    I get that.
    He said he intends to shim nonetheless in the short term- and odds are that the current base,correct or not, has wear that will be "uneven", and accounted for when bringing to correct height.

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    I will shim in the short time. I am going to measure the base with a drop indicator and aim accordingly.

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    Common method is to turn a slug the same size a your tail's center or the quill diameter and target them being the same height..*but good to know your quill will be true horizontal / parallel to your bed at the place of carriage /saddle travel you most often use it.
    A dial indicator would be my choice to use. Guess a test indicator would be good also...with striking across the top side.


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