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Old 03-27-2017, 10:17 AM
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Sorry, Kyle, it took a bit to find this. Busy with a full teaching load. After reading it, the last line took me back. I trimmed the blocks after fitting using a grinder wheel on slow and then finishing up with a scotch-brite wheel for a satin finish.
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:42 PM
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I had my center delrin block machined concave for the center latch to clear. Could not get it nice and smooth with sanding.
Fore and aft play of the door is taken care of by close tolerance fit between door and door frame delrin blocks front and rear.
All the delrin blocks were molded into a flox base for good seating.
It appears solid and stable, but not flying yet.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:02 PM
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Thanks to everyone who's posted in the thread. After ruining one of the blocks with the jointer, I've been sanding them with the belt sander and block sanders with various grits of paper. It doesn't look too bad, although the edges aren't as polished as I'd like.

As an aside, I'm trying to work up the motivation to document some of the things that are good features of the PlaneAround latch, but which I've never seen "in print". I need to go make some pictures and upload them to better illustrate.

If I find the motivation, I'll start another thread...
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:19 PM
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A final comment on this thread.

You can use a sander to shape the blocks. Then, use a scraper (like woodworkers use) to scrape the flat surfaces back to a shiny finish.

In lieu of a scraper, you could use a razor blade or even one of the blades from a pair of scissors.
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