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Getting things straight

These flaps are 7 feet long. I laid my 8 foot aluminum straight edge on the middle of the table where the trailing edge is drilled into the particle board table top. When I gazed down the edge the particle board top, it looked just like the rolling hills of North East Texas. Yeah, it's a good idea to use particle board, but it goes with the flow, when it comes to conforming to that which it is adhered, namely the 2x4 frame. It is practically impossible to get perfectly straight 2x4s. Then the heat of the garage, combined with the greenness of the 2x4s, compounds the problem of keeping stuff straight. I put shims where I could to get the top perfectly flat, but it just ain't gonna' do it (not good enough for me at least).

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