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    Like Darcey says, 5k ought to get you into very...

    Like Darcey says, 5k ought to get you into very good territory for a used shaper! They are very simple machines and easy to assess on site when you go look at them, with the exception of the...
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    This will be fun, do you have the full compliment...

    This will be fun, do you have the full compliment of tooling with it? Did you hear that Jack got an ECA?

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    I think Bill has the best idea.

    I think Bill has the best idea.
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    Find a way to warm it up before you bring it in...

    Find a way to warm it up before you bring it in if possible, otherwise the condensation will only happenas long as it takes to warm up. Wipe it all off ASAP and you'll probably be ok.
  5. The beauty of the commercial options is their...

    The beauty of the commercial options is their ability to taylor the amount of the opening to the pattern being routed. The more sinuous the pattern, the larger the opening required for a given guard...
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    There's a lot of side load when pattern milling,...

    There's a lot of side load when pattern milling, so take super light cuts. Amana might sell very light, 3/4 bore straight heads.
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    Sent you a PM. I got stuck with an extra one if...

    Sent you a PM. I got stuck with an extra one if you want it.
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    Yikes! You might want to get that checked! B

    Yikes! You might want to get that checked!

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    Thanks JR, very interesting.

    Thanks JR, very interesting.
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    That's an interesting way to go about it with...

    That's an interesting way to go about it with replaceable backers so your profile options are less limited, I've seem similar approaches elsewhere. What's the initial outlay and what do new custom...
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    I've heard good things about their work. Most...

    I've heard good things about their work. Most machine shops with a good resume have the ISO standards on their shelf or have paid subscriptions for quick online access. I took a number of Italian...
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    $100/hr up here and it probably wouldn't need to...

    $100/hr up here and it probably wouldn't need to be rebalanced with such a small amount taken perfectly symmetrically from the middle. I just had a steel head modified last week for $85 range taxes...
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    Mike, I assume you got the cutter used and it's...

    Mike, I assume you got the cutter used and it's replacement value is much more than $100 but I may be wrong. I've seen quotes in the range of 40-50 dollars to have it done. The machine shop I...
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    It should be quite straightforward for any decent...

    It should be quite straightforward for any decent machine shop. I would look to see if that exact same head is also available in 1 1/4" bore from the manufacturer. If so then you can assume the...
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    My big one is 235mm diameter and maxes out at...

    My big one is 235mm diameter and maxes out at 6000rpm, but the smaller one is 165mm and will go up to 7500RPM.
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    Probably small diameter, brazed stuff. Grizzly,...

    Probably small diameter, brazed stuff. Grizzly, 3/4" bore brazed stuff is 11000 etc.
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    You might be able to have it bored.

    You might be able to have it bored.
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    Yes, good advice. I like the idea but personally...

    Yes, good advice. I like the idea but personally have switched over to the Aigner contormax and really like it.
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    And when you ultimately upgrade to a heavier...

    And when you ultimately upgrade to a heavier machine, it's readily portable to that machine.
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    Ah, now I understand what you mean. Yes the...

    Ah, now I understand what you mean. Yes the elevated coping sled is a nice idea because you always think you're done with a settup before you notice that one piece that needs to be replaced! Nice...
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    Hi Andy, not totally sure I understand what you...

    Hi Andy, not totally sure I understand what you mean, but the multi-part tools like you have are quite popular. I use limiter heads for rail and stile work and have the cope and sticking on one...
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    It will depend on how the machine is made, but...

    It will depend on how the machine is made, but some just require shimming under the mounting points of the table to tilt it accordingly. Which of your machines it the offending machine?

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    One thing you could try is clamping the joints...

    One thing you could try is clamping the joints just enough so everything looks nice, and then run a straight edge along the full rail and across the two stile joints to see if they're all coplanar. ...
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    Hi Andy, many of the leading manufacturers send...

    Hi Andy, many of the leading manufacturers send instructions with their cutter heads on how to verify spindle alignment, exactly as Rod describes. It's a good idea to verify that first.

    I also...
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    Absolutely. At the very least. There are some...

    Absolutely. At the very least. There are some more elaborate guarding option available commercially from Aigner and others but they can be shop made too.

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