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    Thank you Dennis, I actually have a mitre cutting jig so I'll give it another go. I do find the tube cutting jig very cumbersome but have stuck with it as I liked the precision. For the last few occasions I've used it though, I've developed a real hatred for it haha.

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    For the first twenty-one years of my life I was right-handed. Then one day I had to become permanently left-handed. I'm now probably more dexterous (pardon the etymological infelicity) at many things with my left hand than I ever was with my right. Handedness is definitely alterable, but you have to work at it.

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    That's interesting, yes I suppose it's just about practising and might do our brains good to learn with our opposite hand.

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    Well, I've been thinking: if its only the lever it shouldn't be too difficult to drill the opposite side, flip it over and secure it with the same screw.
    In the absence of a tap, just glue it in with epoxi. Dennis.

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    Me and my Dad are left handed. He taught himself to write with others hands, but had to draw only with his left.

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    As the cutting slot is all the way through, a bit of elastic does the trick. I have used some elastic wrapped onto the handle to keep it in place. I used to use rubber bands, but as I became sensitive to anything with rubber, I had to use a coated type. Must say it lasts longer. This has been on the jig for the last 5 years now.


    Have popped a little video, to show what I mean - I am not sure if I explain it well, but hope it helps.


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    Hi Wallace...only just seen this and now the video is unavailable...any chance you can load it up again and I'll be sure to check back sooner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Well, I've been thinking: if its only the lever it shouldn't be too difficult to drill the opposite side, flip it over and secure it with the same screw.
    In the absence of a tap, just glue it in with epoxi. Dennis.
    Hi Dennis...yes I did think of dismantling it and swapping it around but I think it's not worth the effort. It'd take some serious grinding to create a new notch for the lever to sit in on the other side and frankly I just can't be bothered haha. Perhaps the mood will strike me another time, probably when I have too many orders to be tinkering with old tools.

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