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    For Jason Beam

    Hey Jason,
    I've been watching your videos on the guitar build and found the videos on making the fret sawing rig. The question I have is: I have the same Grizzly metal lathe, but mine doesn't have the same tool post.

    Can you give some info on the changes you made. I've found the cutters available (5/16") for the stock tool post very limited and the quality poor.

    Appreciate any info.

    Dan
    Jesus was a Woodworker

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    Hey Dan!

    Good eye - you're right. I did replace the toolpost. That's an A2Z qctp from LMS - link here: http://littlemachineshop.com/product...ory=-419988835

    When I got that, it wasn't long before I was not excited about needing an allen wrench to change the angle of the tool, so I turned my own screw/bolt with a nice long handle out of aluminum. That has been holding my toolpost in place ever since. It's not as strong or rigid as a steel one would be and now that I've got some 12L14 steel, I may turn a replacement just for increasing the rigidity. One day, I'll get around to that
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

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    Thanks Jason, Great info, I love the "Little Machine Shop"

    This was my last project I made on the Metal Lathe.
    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 04-08-2015 at 06:23 AM.
    Jesus was a Woodworker

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    Oh that's cool! Nicely done! Doing those long tapers on our little machines takes some doin!

    Here's my last lathe project: http://gallery.beamerweb.com/index.p...nch-Dogs/Brass

    I just got a mini mill a few months ago and it's coming in handy for stuff, too
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

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