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    Custom Banjo Insert

    When I move out to NM I knew I would be getting the Nichols lathe, so I brought all my tool rest and my NcNaughton out with me only to find that the banjo on the Nichols took a 1.25" post and all my posts were 1". So, one of the guys at out turning guild turned one for me in exchange for 5 gallons of Origin Anchor Seal. Behold!
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    Last edited by Nate Davey; 03-03-2013 at 04:33 AM.

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    Cool insert. Nice friend. Do any of the turning vortex vendors sell 1.25" tool posts? IDK.

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    That looks pretty slick, Nate. The slotted hole is brilliant.
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    That is dang nice. He did a great job for you.

    Enjoy,
    JimB
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    Something is wrong with me...I saw Banjo insert and immediately thought of the instrument
    Great idea to adapt your stuff...guessing it works well?
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