Hopefully, Ridgid will get back to me on Monday and wtnhighlander that's a good idea about the trunions I'll loosen them tonight and see if there are any changes tomorrow. Thanks for the welcomes and Happy Fathers Day!
I think finish will help slow down the expansion and contraction but won't solve the problem. I'd trim it down so it just barley fit when wet. Unfortunately flat sawn cedar seems like it expands and contracts a lot.