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Shop Notes #11: Have you ever had a good idea that wasn't a good idea?

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 04-03-2014 01:14 AM 1264 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Out in the shop today, and I was not screwing anything up! Yeah ! I’m working on an old Delta 18 inch C Arm type one Scroll Saw. I have contacted two LJ scrollers here for advice , ”ArtistryinWox” and ”Verne Bueler” have been ever so helpful.

I have previously blogged about this trash or treasure saw and my process as well as getting help. Thanks for the support.

ArtistryinWox told me that he had put wheels on the Delta tri legged base, but had to remove them due to vibration. I need all of my shop equipment to be moveable, except my lathe.

Found some threaded casters for an excellent price w two day shipping. LAST THREE!

Working in the shop today, I found significant rust on the bottom of one leg. I was successful in getting it to base metal and even found I had a can of Rustolium to match! Another victory. Then I searched for nuts lock washers and washers. Again I was successful

After the paint dried, I attached the threaded castors which have locks and small wheels. The large thick washers should strengthen the connection.

Finished it and turned it upright. “Rolls nicely” I thought. Then I locked the wheels. LOL! although locked in position the castors swivel! and the shimmy that ArtistryinWox had described was visually very evident!

Back to the idea pool. Sigh!

Thought about this, and wondered about your experiences in having ”A good Idea that wasn’t a good idea.”

Tom/aka/DocSavage45

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 04-03-2014 01:19 AM

I had a good idea, once….
It died of loneliness!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-03-2014 01:21 AM

I have several projects that will never be posted that fall in that category. That’s all I am saying.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-03-2014 01:23 AM

gee thomas, right off the bat i cant think of any that went bad…nope not a one….lol, ive had a few, but im tired, long day, will get back to this tomorrow, for now…im just a humble woodworker who has had so many mistaken ideas, that its making me try harder to make sure i do better at having good ideas..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 02:01 AM

Cowards! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 04-03-2014 02:07 AM

I posted a thread about CC, good idea-gone bad!!! ;)

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 02:10 AM

Ya, found me! LOL! Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 04-03-2014 02:15 AM

Today my good idea to get out of bed…wasn’t a very good idea. As an old Elvis song said “Ya ever have one of them days, boys, ya ever have one of them days?” Simple things I’ve done a thousand times before aren’t working for me today. I feel for you DocSavage45, I feel for ya.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#8 posted 04-03-2014 02:21 AM

Sometimes a nap can do wonders? Oh yeah I use the phrase…”Step away from the car sir!” Take a major time out then go back at it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 04-03-2014 02:45 AM

I wholeheartedly agree, Doc: naps can do wonders. Right now I’m battling cancer, and some of the meds don’t make things easier. Today I just reached a point where I realized that I was less than useless, so I quit for the day. Tomorrow’s another day, and I’ll attack it then.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 04-03-2014 02:53 AM

Hey, it’s a lot to deal with, Step at a time. I’m hoping for your best outcome. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 04-03-2014 02:55 AM

Thanks, Doc, but Ill be okay. I’m considering it an annoyance, more than anything. I’ll kick it.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#12 posted 04-03-2014 03:39 AM

Doc

I put casters on my tri-legged Delta scroll saw and it doesnʻt do the shimmy shimmy. The reason is because I used locking swivel casters from Rockler. When you lock it, it also locks the swivel. For a light tool like a scroll saw the small one with the metal foot lock will do.

I even use these on my mobile base for my jointer as shown in my UNIVERSAL POWER TOOL MOBILE BASE IDEA project posting.

The link to all of Rocklerʻs locking swivel casters is here.

Hope this helps you and other LJʻs.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#13 posted 04-03-2014 03:45 AM

Tyvek Boy,

Yours is the threaded caster? @45 bucks a pair? I paid 75 for the Scroll saw. LOL! Thanks! They look hearty. Got to find a less expensive solution? Money, don’t have any LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 04-03-2014 04:27 AM

Tom

I know itʻs expensive but you get what you pay for. I just thought Iʻd mention it cause it does solve the shimmy problem.

In my small shop mobility is important. Also, having all casters that swivel is important in small shops. I absolutely hate 2 fixed and 2 swivel casters on mobil tool carts. Itʻs hard to relocate castered tools.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#15 posted 04-03-2014 05:44 AM

I appreciate it! Just got in from feeding my pride (Barn and outside kiddies) Looked at my shop fox bases, think I have a home made solution! Let ya know.

It’s interesting, no one had any good ideas that weren’t LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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