When I shim the dovetail joint for a reset, how tight should I make it prior to glueing? "I plan to use hot hide glue.
After test fitting my current shims (option A), I have about .008" of play at the heel cap. Is that too much? It's pretty darn snug, just has that tiny bit of play at the bottom.
Shim option B is so tight that I really have to squeeze the heel block to get the joint fully closed. Its as snug as it will get while still allowing me to get the joint fully seated. This "seems" to me to be so tight that the glue at the bottom of the joint would be squeezed up, leaving little to no glue at the bottom of the joint. Is this OK?
Should I find a shim that gets me somewhere in between these two options?