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Timbuck
02-24-2018, 03:29 AM
I received a package today from "The American Embassy in Rome":bowdown: it's another JET 10-20 spindle repair job...I don't know why they have a Jet sander in the Embassy.:confused:..But they found me on a Youtube video and decided that my repair kit was the best way to go about the fix.:cool:

TjW
02-24-2018, 03:50 AM
I'm sure an embassy spends a lot of time smoothing things out.

Sven
02-25-2018, 11:00 AM
Dammit Ken - I think I need you to fix mine as a pre-emptive strike.

Timbuck
02-25-2018, 11:10 AM
Dammit Ken - I think I need you to fix mine as a pre-emptive strike. hang in there Sven..if it's not broke why fix it.:)

Michael Smith
02-25-2018, 03:03 PM
Sven,

Keep the shaft well greased. Maybe you will never have a problem.

sequoia
02-25-2018, 06:41 PM
I received a package today from "The American Embassy in Rome":bowdown: it's another JET 10-20 spindle repair job...I don't know why they have a Jet sander in the Embassy.:confused:..But they found me on a Youtube video and decided that my repair kit was the best way to go about the fix.:cool:

Obviously the American's in the Italian embassy do not have enough to do and have taken up building ukuleles. Be careful Ken that you don't become involved in an international "Ukulele Incident" which might lead to an ukulele war which could engulf the entire world. There is some evidence that the Russians may be involved in faulty spindle warfare. A dark corner of international ukulele relations. Good luck.

Timbuck
02-25-2018, 08:41 PM
This is the return address ... Nice house :rolleyes:
106931

Wildestcat
02-25-2018, 09:21 PM
hang in there Sven..if it's not broke why fix it.:)

When mine failed it took with it a couple of £60 guitar tops and a rosette together worth a days work (though I did manage to get uke tops out of the wreckage)... :(

I knew the spindle was undersized from Kens earlier posts on the subject, but since it appeared to be working OK I didn't follow up a repair.

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?107948-Jet-10-20-sander-malfunction

Graham Greenbag
02-25-2018, 09:46 PM
I received a package today from "The American Embassy in Rome":bowdown: it's another JET 10-20 spindle repair job...I don't know why they have a Jet sander in the Embassy.:confused:..But they found me on a Youtube video and decided that my repair kit was the best way to go about the fix.:cool:

I would be surprised if the Embassy didn’t have maintenance staff to look after the building but why they would need a sander is not obvious, and then that much use to wear it out? Perhaps they might tell you what it’s used to make? It’s a puzzle why they didn’t just scrap it and get a replacement one too. There are authorised repair centres too (http://www.jettools.com/us/en/p/10-20-plus-benchtop-sander/628900 , bottom of the page) so why wouldn’t a Government body use one?

Being quite cynical I wonder whether your mod will just be fed back to some company who will reverse engineer and patent it - wonder why they haven’t done it earlier. Intellectual property has a value, in law, and infringements can be expensive. That’s a trivial and laughable thought really, but so much in life is one or both of those and Embassies are there to look after their country’s interests. That’s just a thought, I’m not very trusting. Perhaps you might be better off returning their kit as received?

JesterBlod
02-26-2018, 01:33 AM
Or its simply someone who works there using their work address......




I would be surprised if the Embassy didn’t have maintenance staff to look after the building but why they would need a sander is not obvious, and then that much use to wear it out? Perhaps they might tell you what it’s used to make? It’s a puzzle why they didn’t just scrap it and get a replacement one too. There are authorised repair centres too (http://www.jettools.com/us/en/p/10-20-plus-benchtop-sander/628900 , bottom of the page) so why wouldn’t a Government body use one?

Being quite cynical I wonder whether your mod will just be fed back to some company who will reverse engineer and patent it - wonder why they haven’t done it earlier. Intellectual property has a value, in law, and infringements can be expensive. That’s a trivial and laughable thought really, but so much in life is one or both of those and Embassies are there to look after their country’s interests. That’s just a thought, I’m not very trusting. Perhaps you might be better off returning their kit as received?

Graham Greenbag
02-26-2018, 01:46 AM
Or its simply someone who works there using their work address......

Fair comment but who knows? What’s the downside of getting it wrong or things not being as anticipated?

DPO
02-26-2018, 08:24 AM
I would be surprised if the Embassy didnít have maintenance staff to look after the building but why they would need a sander is not obvious, and then that much use to wear it out? Perhaps they might tell you what itís used to make? Itís a puzzle why they didnít just scrap it and get a replacement one too. There are authorised repair centres too (http://www.jettools.com/us/en/p/10-20-plus-benchtop-sander/628900 , bottom of the page) so why wouldnít a Government body use one?

Being quite cynical I wonder whether your mod will just be fed back to some company who will reverse engineer and patent it - wonder why they havenít done it earlier. Intellectual property has a value, in law, and infringements can be expensive. Thatís a trivial and laughable thought really, but so much in life is one or both of those and Embassies are there to look after their countryís interests. Thatís just a thought, Iím not very trusting. Perhaps you might be better off returning their kit as received?

Talk about conspiracy theories .:D

Timbuck
02-26-2018, 01:00 PM
Fear not lads ...the repair is for an American Guitar maker who has his business in Rome..I presume his Wife works at the embassy..and he uses that address for some reason.

Briangriffinukuleles
02-26-2018, 07:14 PM
I received a package today from "The American Embassy in Rome":bowdown: it's another JET 10-20 spindle repair job...I don't know why they have a Jet sander in the Embassy.:confused:..But they found me on a Youtube video and decided that my repair kit was the best way to go about the fix.:cool:
Tell them to throw it in the Tiber. I just learned this morning the broken conveyor belt drive shaft on my 10/20 is going to be a $300 plus repair. I drove over to Grizzly and bought their 12 inch model for about twice that. A much better designed and heavily built machine. Just sanded two soundboards and love that Grizzly.
Brian Griffin. Griffin Ukulele