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Sawdust Session #4:  September 29, 2007
Topics: Replacing and tensioning the belts in the headstock, making simple joints with the overarm router, sharpening lathe chisels with the sharpening guide, and an introduction to veneering techniques.

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1. Replacing and Tensioning the Poly-V/Gilmer Belt -- Does your Mark V bog down in a cut? Could be the Poly-V or Gilmer belt. Nick Engler and Sue Powell show how to re-tension a loose belt and how to replace one that's worn out. 2. The Undiscovered Power Tool, Part 2: Routing Joinery -- Nick shows how to use the Overarm Router to make a variety of common joints -- rabbet, dado, groove, mortise, and tenon. Includes FREE plans for an ingenious Sliding Table Jig for cross-routing.
3. Sharpening Lathe Chisels -- Nick shares a few tips and tricks for using a Sharpening Guide to put a razor edge on the most common lathe tools -- skew, gouge, parting tool, and round nose. 4. Veneering basics -- Turn a humdrum woodworking projects into something spectacular with a little veneer. See how to match fletches, join them, and glue them to a wood or wood surface.

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