iowa will still be here and better that both Missouri and California put together, may earthquakes swallow you both oh, and you guys are welcome to stay at my place any time, the door is always open for good woodworking friends, specially you Coop
I had to return the first extrusion Alan sent me because it had a slight bow to it. The second one was arrow straight. I love the VSCT fence. It's a simple contraption but it works great. I hated the little wussy knob that came with it so I swapped out the bigger teardrop one that was on my Biese clone.
Pug I had the Earlex 5500 and it was very hard for me to get consistent results and I returned it and got the mini mite 4. The MM 4 is a huge upgrade from the 5500 and will spray GF milk paint full strength with no problem. Also the bleeder gun of the 5500 drove me nuts - it's like walking around with a hair dryer while finishing.
If you like the Earlex you'll love the Mini Mite.
Yeah, Alan just emailed me about that. He said it is really easy to source the necessary tubing and angle iron.
I will totally admit that I am stubborn and hate doing stuff in my shop that is not "fun". Its my hobby and stuff like that turns it into work. In fact, I have moved all my mechanical/DIY stuff out of my shop and into my basement for that very reason. My dad was a pipefitter and welder, so I have access to all his metal working stuff (grinders, portabands, files, etc) but I just have no interest in getting my dainty little hands dirty, lol.
But I guess in this case it makes sense. A production bies-style guide rail kit is like $200, which is a lot for $20 worth of steel and a couple of holes