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  1. I needed to square the platen to the table on my belt grinder. I came up with the jig shown below as a way to first square the platen to the table, and second to adjust the platen to a predetermined proud distance from the wheels. I have checked around and there does not seem to be a consensus as to how proud the platen should be. I chose 1/32 inch. I made the jig by machining a 1/32 recess in a flat bar for the platen to sit in. In retrospect an easier way would have been to epoxy a piece of sheet metal 1/32 inch thick (21 gauge) to each end of a flat bar. First clamp the jig to the platen with the platen bolts loose. Next you slide the platen until it contacts one of the wheels, and tighten the platen bolts. Finally adjust the second wheel so it contacts the jig.
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