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    I agree that getting a lathe is a good idea, my...

    I agree that getting a lathe is a good idea, my first one was traded to me for about $100 worth of twig chairs, and was a nice old machine, not very big or powerful but it was enough to turn small...
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    Could you put an overhead beam of some sort over...

    Could you put an overhead beam of some sort over the gateway and have the gate hang from it, like the way a bifold closet door works? Seem to me this would be smoother to operate than wheels on the...
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    The finished wood is very pretty, and thanks for...

    The finished wood is very pretty, and thanks for the explanation about necks. It seems like the neck-body joint would be quite strong the way you've made it, and the thick wood of a solid-body...
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    It looks great. I didn't realize that solidbody...

    It looks great. I didn't realize that solidbody guitar necks were glued on. What kind of joint is used? I had had the impression that they were mostly either bolt-on or through necks, but I don't...
  5. I bought a used small compressor/inflator machine...

    I bought a used small compressor/inflator machine at an auction 10 years ago or so. It has a sticker on it that says "drain tank daily to prevent water accumulation" or something to that effect. I...
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    It takes me about 5 minutes to mark the fret...

    It takes me about 5 minutes to mark the fret locations and another 5 to cut them, so I imagine that your CNC is faster than that, besides the advantage of not having to do it yourself. My slotting...
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    I guess I've been lucky. I bought about 20 or...

    I guess I've been lucky. I bought about 20 or more 36 grit 4x36 sanding belts from the dollar store, they were old stock and are several years older now but I've never had one break. I don't use...
  8. If the top part is metal then you can take them...

    If the top part is metal then you can take them to a fire equipment shop to be inspected and refilled, some of ours are quite old but our insurance company is happy as long as they are inspected and...
  9. My 18" bandsaw is officially supposed to use 133"...

    My 18" bandsaw is officially supposed to use 133" blades as I recall, but I have found that 132 and 133 both work just fine on it, so I will buy whichever is cheaper if I'm buying on eBay. From a...
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    Is that EVO fret wire or something else? I've...

    Is that EVO fret wire or something else? I've been using EVO for a while on most of my banjos because it matches the brass hardware and also is supposed to last a lot longer before having to be...
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    I bought one a few years ago for $400 and sold...

    I bought one a few years ago for $400 and sold off the attachments that I didn't need on eBay for $500. I watched for the right one to buy on Craigslist for several months before I found the price I...
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    That's an infinitely more stylish and...

    That's an infinitely more stylish and well-crafted cart than mine, but the idea of getting all possible use out of the footprint is the same as what I was trying to do.
    Zach
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    I use medium or thick CA that I get from Stew-Mac...

    I use medium or thick CA that I get from Stew-Mac for a lot of things, but generally not wood to wood. It's great for gluing brass dots into holes in a fretboard, or for any other kind of inlay work...
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    It looks great, I hope you'll enjoy using it. ...

    It looks great, I hope you'll enjoy using it. Having it on casters will be a big plus, especially for working on different lengths of wood. I made a box (kind of like a cabinet without a door) out...
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    I hope you'll like yours. I use mine even more...

    I hope you'll like yours. I use mine even more than I thought I would before I bought it. For instance I cut pieces of brass dowel to use as fretboard dots and after I drill the holes and glue the...
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    For what I do, building banjos, guitars, fiddles...

    For what I do, building banjos, guitars, fiddles and such, the SuperMax 19-38 has been a huge improvement. I bought mine 18 months ago, and now that I have had one I wouldn't want to be without it...
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    I tried putting a shim on the cam on my 18" Jet...

    I tried putting a shim on the cam on my 18" Jet band saw's rip fence when it wouldn't lock, and that kind of worked. What really worked was bending the part that wasn't locking so it did lock again....
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    You change the speed on a belt drive by changing...

    You change the speed on a belt drive by changing pulley size on the motor or the driven shaft.
    Zach
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    I bought a 10-305 for a bit over $200 brand new...

    I bought a 10-305 for a bit over $200 brand new on sale and it has had the same 1/4" blade in it for about 16 months now. I use it only for tight curves and it's very handy to go back and forth from...
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    I just ran across a Craigslist posting that made...

    I just ran across a Craigslist posting that made me think of this thread. The last sentence reads "This jointer has severed me well". ...
  21. Since the workshop here is inside the envelope of...

    Since the workshop here is inside the envelope of the building we live in I don't use solvents unless water counts. For woodworking I haven't found it necessary, I don't even need mineral spirits...
  22. I have had a DeWalt 733 for several years, I got...

    I have had a DeWalt 733 for several years, I got it secondhand at an auction for $120 or something like that. I use it occasionally to plane a few boards but maybe 5 years ago it got so that the...
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    I have one that came with my 705 when I bought it...

    I have one that came with my 705 when I bought it used some 9 years ago, it goes in the hole and clamps against the fence. It's very handy and I use it mainly to set up a stop block for repetitive...
  24. Always pulling to the left implies that the teeth...

    Always pulling to the left implies that the teeth on one side of the blade have been dulled by contact with something, at least to my way of thinking. If nothing else about how you set up your saw...
  25. I use an 18" Jet for my resawing, often for...

    I use an 18" Jet for my resawing, often for making guitars. Something may have happened to your blade, it is definitely wise to swap on a new one and see what happens. You could have hit a staple...
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