"John - I've never had a specific need for one, but I see lots of very good plans (some simple, some complex) online. This one looks promising - as a proof of concept. http://woodgears.ca/sander/thickness.html
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I did not get my appoint this past year so I went off to do the NROTC program up at Villanova. For some reason I kept at it though and just got my appointment for the 2010-11 year on valentine's day. Interesting little treat haha.
Just a snippet. What's your story man?
It's kind of a long story--the salient points were that I was very happy with the Navy and planned to go to sub school. Had to spend a year in the fleet after grad from USNA; had I been able to go straight to sub school at grad there would have been no problem because USNA never (nor did I) discovered I was color blind (slightly, but enough). Anyway when I did apply the medics found it. So, could not go to sub school--nor could I remain as a line officer! This was after four years of line duty and serving as OOD at sea, navigator, dept head.... No problem, they said, you can stay in as restricted line (Engineering Duty Officer), a worthwhile career field--automatic grad school among other things. I did not want to do that; if I could go to sea as line I did not want to stay in. I checked around and found out the Army had no color requirements, so I requested a transfer to the Army by means of a little known regulation. Not trivial, it took a year and required presidential approval. JFK signed it ten days before he was assassinated. Finally, in Jan 1964 I was sent to Ft Benning to attend Inf Off Basic School. Served in some interesting assignments including two years as a grunt in Viet Nam (one year was as a rifle company commander).