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    I really hope it didn't break on mine. I'll have to consult a voodoo specialist to get the curse removed if it did lol

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    I didn't even get that far today, no voodoo needed It ran for 10 minutes, and after I switched belts nothing happened. It did that on and off before but could be coerced into working again, not so this time. I tried to give Woodcraft's the 'I am one of your best customers - do it fast' routine, we'll see. I currently have about 45 handles that need to be shaped and sanded, I hope this won't take too long... In any case, looks like some night shifts are ahead of me.

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    I used a normal portable corded belt sander securely clamped upside down in a vice a couple of years ago to shape some wood, worked quite well, might be worth a try if you have one or can borrow/buy a cheap one until you can get your one repaired. This may not be up to your pro standards though

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    I didn't even get that far today, no voodoo needed It ran for 10 minutes, and after I switched belts nothing happened. It did that on and off before but could be coerced into working again, not so this time. I tried to give Woodcraft's the 'I am one of your best customers - do it fast' routine, we'll see. I currently have about 45 handles that need to be shaped and sanded, I hope this won't take too long... In any case, looks like some night shifts are ahead of me.

    Stefan
    Thank goodness. The thought of wearing chicken feet around my neck is not particularly appealing lol

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    Well, I am pleasantly surprised: The Woodcraft repair person actually looked at the sander first thing in the morning and seems quite certain that it's only the switch. I can pick it up tonight and the cost is also reasonable. Gotta appreciate the positive things in life!

    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Well, I am pleasantly surprised: The Woodcraft repair person actually looked at the sander first thing in the morning and seems quite certain that it's only the switch. I can pick it up tonight and the cost is also reasonable. Gotta appreciate the positive things in life!

    Stefan
    Yay! So glad this wasn't a major fix, there's been enough bad juju going around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Well, I am pleasantly surprised: The Woodcraft repair person actually looked at the sander first thing in the morning and seems quite certain that it's only the switch. I can pick it up tonight and the cost is also reasonable. Gotta appreciate the positive things in life!

    Stefan

    Well that never happens. You lucky bastid!

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    Hi, I feel like I am whining way too often about things not going as expected - maybe I need to correct my expectations. In any case, I had a good run in the shop, then caught a cold about 7 weeks ago. That has turned into an asthmatic bronchitis, and I am coughing my lungs out under normal circumstances. I made a few attempts to work in the shop in the past weeks, but even with a mask or respirator, I had to cough so much - literally until I puked - that I decided to wait until I feel better. I had hopes that I could make some good progress now that the semester is over and I am not teaching over the summer, but it looks like - again - it's not the way I hoped it would be. I will be back in there as soon as I can breathe again.
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    Stefan

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    Take it nice and slow and get well Stefan! Don't worry about bitching, being sick that long would make me curse about it as well!

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