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    Well I watched the video, but I don't know that it's for me. If I had to resort to that sort of machine I think I would give up woodwork. If it works for you then more power to you, but not for me.
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    Would you see a use for making your banjo-uke pots Dennis? Ours is used for repeat operations that require absolute precision like string pin holes and saddle slots in bridges for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Howlett View Post
    Would you see a use for making your banjo-uke pots Dennis? Ours is used for repeat operations that require absolute precision like string pin holes and saddle slots in bridges for example.
    Probably not Pete, as I can't see me using it for anything else. However I am seriously looking at getting a lathe to turn the pots on, hand shaping the pots on a bobbin sander has lost it's glamour.
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    Ooh er Dennis. You could make a simple faceplate lathe using a motor and pully fixed to it as a faceplate which is all you would need. Talk to Ken. I am sure he could work it out. Failing that, Mathias Wandell has his own idea about lathe buidling. All the best. Me, I'd make up a year supply of pots and then hire some workshop time with an engineering lathe.

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    Here's another video "not banjo ukulele pots" but similar stuff .. very interesting if you are a machinary nerd like me...(I think this thread has drifted off course a bit)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CpkHMavvvU
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    Thanks for sharing this video Timbuck. Very interesting to me.
    CNC is just another tool in our shops. Takes the drudgery out.

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