Cherry Media Center #4: The mystery of the felt pads where the cabinet meets the floor

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 11-28-2011 09:19 PM 1182 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was of great concern to the client, who kept a somewhat (understatement) close watch on things. When we rolled in the carcase on the two platform dollies, he asked if the felt pads were installed. “No, I’ll do that here,” I said. He allowed as how he’d really like to see how I did that. My helper left.

To my delight, a long phone call kept the client away while I brought in my HF 1 ton floor jack. I just cranked up one end, removed the temp blocks, and stuck on my precut felt adhesive pads. I lowered that end to the floor (the jack can be made to release very sloooooowly, hence quietly) and repeated at the other end. One trip to the truck with the jack, one with the platform dollies, and the mystery remains.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 09:35 PM

Nice job Lee!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Terry Ferguson

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 12:43 AM

Great looking job, great details.
Looking forward to photos in situ.
Enjoyed reading the blogs –
especially the floor jack one.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 06:16 AM

It is amazing what one can do with a hydraulic transmission jack! I don’t know how many times mine has helped out in a tight spot.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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