Sorry about the pun there. I have been up since 4am and it seemed humorous to me at the time.
Anyway. I wanted to post this and let everyone know about my thoughts on this little wonder chunk and its creator. To start with I honestly don't know how i managed for a year of carving with out this thing. When I first got into Xcarve i had seen videos of magical devices that makes everything better and never saw the need to get one because hey, I can draw an X in the center of my material and spend 15 minutes putting the bit exactly on that spot LOL.
So about Charley and his wonder chunk of aluminum. I had a boat load of issues trying to use this thing and understand the mechanics behind it and his wonderful spreadsheet. I sent ONE email to Charley and that set off a multi day adventure of emails back and forth with him trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. All this over the new year holiday weekend. Charley's commitment to his customers is by far the best I have ever encountered. Since i only live an hour and a half from him he offered to drive to my house and work out the issue in person. Really?? Who does that? I'll tell you who, someone who seriously believes in his product and his customers. Charley NEVER acted like i was a bother and treated me as if I knew what i was doing even though i didn't.
I finally got it all to work and found out a lot about my machine that after a year i didn't realize and Charley didn't have to come out into the bitter cold to help.
If there is anyone out there that has been thinking about buying his Zeroing Block, Do not hesitate. The tools and customer service are well worth the little bit of money he is asking for it. I definitely will buy him a beer for it one day.