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    I used Mac, PC, and Unix-based desktop machines...

    I used Mac, PC, and Unix-based desktop machines interchangeably from about 1980 up until about 5 years ago when I retired and we went to an all-Apple system in our household. My "desktop support"...
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    Just for context, this is the organ I'm currently...

    Just for context, this is the organ I'm currently working on. It is a Belgian cafe dance organ. Not sure yet when it was made, could have been as early as the 1930's or as late as 1950. This company...
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    I'll be the oddball here (what a surprise), but I...

    I'll be the oddball here (what a surprise), but I love living in New England. Been, and lived in, lots of other places, but this is where I want to be. With New Zealand as the backup plan if it...
  4. Haven't noticed that problem, perhaps a side...

    Haven't noticed that problem, perhaps a side benefit of aggressive dust/chip collection from under the table?
  5. I've played it after I've finished the NY Times...

    I've played it after I've finished the NY Times crossword and their Spelling Bee game (make all the words you can from seven letters with one of them required to be in every word with at least one...
  6. I've been thrilled with this combination (Incra...

    I've been thrilled with this combination (Incra plus Milwaukee router) I also sprang for their chip collection hood that mounts under the table and it too has been a pleasure. I've got effective dust...
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    So the job is done, the modified spade bit worked...

    So the job is done, the modified spade bit worked like a champ. It worked much better to drill first with the spade bit, creating the chamfer, then follow with a forstner bit for the well using the...
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    A bunch of great ideas to explore here, thank...

    A bunch of great ideas to explore here, thank you! For further explanation here's a picture of a pouch board like this that I was in the process of re-leathering. You can see a couple of un-leathered...
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    That is exactly the tool I was envisioning!...

    That is exactly the tool I was envisioning! Finding one with the right dimensions is the challenge. (I didn't mention that this organ is European, so everything is metric, to add to the...
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    No, the well is not deep enough to accommodate...

    No, the well is not deep enough to accommodate the depth of the bearing. I'm looking at a brass piloted bit from Infinity that might work, no bearing, just a rub surface that can be filed down to...
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    how would you make this chamfered edge?

    As part of rebuilding an organ action I need to make a board with an array of 72 wells in it. The wells are about 3/8" deep and 1-1/8" " in diameter. Clearly drilling the holes is easy, but how would...
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    I think Norton counts as a virus on its own. I...

    I think Norton counts as a virus on its own. I got rid of it a long time ago (or tried to, as others have noted it's insidious-- I think burning the machine is the only thing that really works). On...
  13. From rebuilding old case work I'd have to say...

    From rebuilding old case work I'd have to say wood, either in the form of "dutchmen" or cross-grain plugs. Anything from before ~1950 is patched with solid wood rather than any sort of goop. Some of...
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    My digital Mitutoyo indicator has had its battery...

    My digital Mitutoyo indicator has had its battery changed only once in the 15 years I've had it. Unlike some of the cheap digital calipers I have (the $15 ones) that eat batteries regularly the dial...
  15. I feel for you. It's hard, in that only a small...

    I feel for you. It's hard, in that only a small percentage of club members will volunteer to do anything, and those that don't volunteer will complain about those who do. A couple ideas:

    1) we...
  16. CS Osborne makes a lot of leather tools (all in...

    CS Osborne makes a lot of leather tools (all in the US, AFAIK), everything I have from them (many punches, but recently a skiving knife) has been first rate. In my organ work I don't need a whole...
  17. Nothing on my primary working bench. Formica on...

    Nothing on my primary working bench. Formica on the one used for glue-ups and finishing. Not sure what advantage, if any, a finish on the working bench top would provide. I plane it every few years...
  18. You can put a half dozen blades in a medium flat...

    You can put a half dozen blades in a medium flat rate box for $16, that's less than $3 each for shipping anywhere in the US.

    Finding a local saw shop is best though-- any local woodworking club...
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    DIY hardwood can be done in the $2-3/sqft range...

    DIY hardwood can be done in the $2-3/sqft range if you scrounge a bit. My shop floor is "mixed domestic hardwoods" that I got for a buck a foot. Finished with Bona Traffic HD it's been very tough,...
  20. I think there is overwhelming evidence to the...

    I think there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Many of us have outfitted shops with very good tools from these sources; I've sold tools I'd be happy to own and use (indeed I did up until the...
  21. I pretty much live in my Arborwear vest and/or...

    I pretty much live in my Arborwear vest and/or coat from October to April. Incredibly well made.
  22. Like the game, but can't do the gladiator thing...

    Like the game, but can't do the gladiator thing anymore. Meeting a few ex-pros who had quite literally bashed their brains out for my entertainment put me over the edge.

    Lots of people wreck...
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    I used a 12" Lenox Trimaster on my 14" Delta with...

    I used a 12" Lenox Trimaster on my 14" Delta with riser block for a long time with apparent good results. The saw has an upgraded spring, and I did wear out the tension adjuster over 20-some years...
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    Yes, your memory is correct, normally the spindle...

    Yes, your memory is correct, normally the spindle is held in by a threaded drawbar, when you unscrew it it will eject the spindle. My son wrenched on the drawbar while installing it getting it stuck,...
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    Got it! The slide hammer idea worked. Nearly...

    Got it! The slide hammer idea worked. Nearly cracked myself in the forehead when it came out (Duh!) but missed, and now all is well. Note to self, wear hard hat and face shield when propelling...
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